Texas synagogue siege: hostage-taker named as 44-year-old Briton

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FBI stormed building after man took four people including a rabbi captive during Shabbat service

A man who died after taking four people hostage at a Texas synagogue has been named by the FBI as 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram.

Akram began a standoff with police after disrupting a religious service at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and taking hostages including the rabbi. He released one hostage unharmed after six hours.

Associated Press contributed to this report

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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