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Texas Synagogue Siege Update

Alert message sent 17/01/2022 15:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Humberside Police


You may be aware of the events at a Synagogue in Texas this weekend. We can let you know that the suspect is now confirmed as deceased. The Foreign Office has confirmed that they are aware of the death of a British man in Texas and are in contact with authorities there. The incident is still under investigation and officers from Counter Terrorism Policing are also liaising with US authorities and colleagues from the FBI regarding the incident.

This type of incident can have a profound effect on all communities and, in this instance, we are particularly aware of the effect on British Jewish communities. We know that many of you will be playing an important role in your own areas to provide support and reassurance to those affected, and to help bring communities together.

As always, it is important to remain vigilant and we understand people will be concerned.

The Community Security Trust provides security advice and training for Jewish communal organisations, schools and synagogues.

Please report any hate crime incidents to the police – via 999 in an emergency or 101 for a non-emergency.  You can also report online through the police hate crime reporting site, True Vision, or via a third party reporting centre such as Stop Hate UK, the CST or Tell Mama.

Security at places of worship - The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has guidance with protective security advice covering a range of places including places of worship as a specific sector. 

For anything immediately concerning contact 101, or in an emergency situation always call 999.

Emotional and practical support for anyone affected by this incident can be found at https://victimsofterrorism.campaign.gov.uk/
 
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Carl Osler (Police, Police Constable, Humberside Police, Community Safety Unit, Pearson Park)

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