25 May 2022,   21:39
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Texas synagogue hostage-taker was a British citizen

The man who took hostages at a Texas synagogue on Saturday and died after a stand-off with police was 44-year-old British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, the FBI said in a statement, writes npr.org.

There was “no indication” that other individuals were involved in the incident, the bureau added.

The 10-hour standoff in the city of Colleyville, just outside of Fort Worth, ended when a hostage rescue team breached the synagogue and saved the three hostages. One other hostage had been freed earlier.

Akram died on the scene, though the FBI did not say how.

The synagogue’s rabbi, Charlie Cytron-Walker, credited security trainings for helping him and the other hostages survive the encounter.

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