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Residents near Texas synagogue allowed to return after hostage crisis

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Residents evacuated in the vicinity of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, where an 11-hour hostage crisis unfolded yesterday, were allowed to return to their homes at around 2 a.m. last night, Colleyville Police Sgt. Dara Nelson tells The Times of Israel.

“Pleasant Run will remain closed tonight and through much of the day tomorrow between Hardage Lane and Shelton Drive. Please avoid the area,” the department says in a statement overnight, referring to the street where the synagogue is located.

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