Its anti-terrorism service British Police It was announced yesterday that two youths had been arrested in connection with the hostage case over the weekend Temple of Prayer In the city of Colville in the state Texas In the United States, the perpetrator is a British citizen. Two youths have been arrested in South Manchester last night (last night). “They are in custody for questioning,” Manchester Police said in a statement.
– Greater Manchester Police (gmpolice) January 16, 2022
All four hostages were released safely Saturday night. The culprit was killed. It is not yet clear whether he committed suicide or was shot dead by special police forces who intervened after several hours of talks.
During the ten-hour talks, Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old man, demanded the release of Afia Syndic, a Pakistani-born neuroscientist who was serving a 86-year sentence in the Dalhousie-Dallas area in 2010. Opened fire on soldiers and FBI agents.
Breakdown: Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British national, was identified as a hostage at a Texas synagogue. pic.twitter.com/zh2VycZpji
– Breaking911 (Breaking911) January 16, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden has described the abduction of a rabbi and three worshipers at a Beth Israel prayer house as an “act of terrorism.”
Terrorist act: The FBI has identified 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram as the suspect who took four people hostage Saturday at a synagogue in Goliville, Texas. pic.twitter.com/VGvXWfeu3D
– CBS Evening News (BSCBSEveningNews) January 16, 2022
However, Gulber, the brother of the accused, said on Facebook that Malik Faisal Akram, a resident of Blackburn, an industrial city in the north of England, was suffering from mental illness. “As a family we want to say that we do not recognize his actions and we want to apologize wholeheartedly to all the victims,” he added.
One of his lawyers refused to talk to CNN, claiming that the suspect was Afia Syndic’s brother.
While the incident in Texas may seem isolated, synagogues in New York and other parts of the United States have stepped up security measures.
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