WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today released the following statement after the resolution of the hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas.

“I am grateful that the hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, ended with the four hostages safe and sound. My solidarity and sympathy are with the Jewish community in Texas and all synagogues under attack by the sickening wave of antisemitic attacks that has taken lives everywhere from the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh to the Poway Synagogue in San Diego.

“My gratitude goes to the law enforcement officers who assured the safety of the Beth Israel hostages and to local law enforcement officials in Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll Counties who have responded swiftly to security concerns at local congregations. We must continue to counter and defeat the rise of extremist violence and terrorist attacks across the country.”