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Suspect dead and hostages released from stand-off at synagogue in Texas


A suspect has died after he took a group of people hostage at a Texas synagogue and demanded the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist convicted of trying to kill US army officers in Afghanistan. Authorities said all four hostages held at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, some 30 miles north-west of Dallas, were safe and unharmed. Police refused to say how the male hostage-taker died.

Authorities said all four hostages held at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, some 30 miles north-west of Dallas, were safe and unharmed. Police refused to say how the male hostage-taker died.

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