Jewish Communities Across America Step Up Security to Stay Safe

In the wake of Saturday’s attack on worshippers at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, Jewish congregations and organizations across the country are stepping up security measures and having hard conversations about how to stay safe, CNN reported.

According to authorities, a man interrupted Saturday’s Shabbat service at the Jewish congregation in Colleyville and held four people hostage for hours, before the hostages were able to escape.

The suspect – 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram – was killed by an FBI team following the hostages’ escape, according to CNN.

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