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Congregation Beth Israel, Colleyville, Texas

A terrorist who took four people hostage on Shabbat at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas was a British citizen, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office confirmed Sunday.

Update: All Four Hostages at Congregation Beth Israel Are Free

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The terrorist, whose identity has not been released by authorities, did not survive the rescue operation that freed the Reform congregation’s Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and two others after an 11-hour ordeal. One hostage had been released several hours earlier.

A spokesperson for the British foreign office said its staff are “aware of the death of a British man in Texas and are in contact with the local authorities.”

The FBI is liaising with the British Metropolitan Police in its investigation of the attack.

It is not yet clear whether the terrorist was shot by law enforcement personnel or died by his own hand.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.