Police in Colleyville, Texas, said they are “currently conducting SWAT operations” at a synagogue, prompting the evacuation of residents in the area on Saturday afternoon.
Police arrived at 6100 Pleasant Run Road, where the Congregation Beth Israel is located, at about 12:30 p.m. local time.
At 1:20 and 2:20 p.m., Colleyville police said the situation “remains ongoing.
“We ask that you continue to avoid the area,” police said. Colleyville
On a Facebook livestream of the congregation’s Shabbat morning service, a man could be heard speaking, at times cursing and sounding angry. The video, which has been taken down, did not show images of what was going on inside the building.
It’s unclear how many people were inside the building at the time of the incident or whether anyone was armed. No injuries have been reported so far.
Following initial reports about the SWAT response that the synagogue, the American Jewish Committee said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the local Jewish community at this time.”
“We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops,” the organization tweeted.
Congregation Beth Israel began in 1998 as a chavurah or a small group of Jewish people who gather for prayer services, according to its website. The group officially established a synagogue in Colleyville in July 1999, and began services at its current location in 2005.
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Nicole Acevedo is a reporter for NBC News Digital. She reports, writes and produces stories for NBC Latino and NBCNews.com.