In recording, hostage taker appears to say synagogue allowed him inside

The hostage taker at a Texas synagogue can apparently be heard saying in a live video from the synagogue that congregants let him into the building.

The synagogue was live streaming a service on Facebook when the incident began and broadcast the first few hours of the crisis.

Facebook removed the video, but in segments that have been posted online, the attacker can be heard speaking, although much of what he says in unintelligible.

At one point, he says “They let me in. I said ‘Is this a night shelter?’ and they let me in and they gave me a cup of tea so I do feel bad.”

“I like the rabbi, he’s a good guy, I bonded with him, I really like him… I’ve only been here for a couple hours but I can see he’s a good guy,” the attacker says.

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