UK police make arrests after Brit took hostages at Texas synagogue – POLITICO

British anti-terrorism police arrested two youngsters on Sunday night time after a gunman took 4 individuals hostage at a synagogue within the U.S. on Saturday, Higher Manchester Police said.

The gunman died after federal brokers stormed the synagogue in Colleyville, Texas after a day-long siege. All of the hostages have been freed safely.

The FBI on Sunday recognized the suspect as Malik Faisal Akram, a British citizen from Blackburn within the northwest of England. U.Okay. regulation enforcement is cooperating with U.S. authorities on the investigation and made arrests in Manchester.


“Two youngsters have been detained in South Manchester this [Sunday] night. They continue to be in custody,” Assistant Chief Constable Dominic Scally, for Counter Terror Policing North West, said. The pair cannot be recognized for authorized causes. 

“Police forces within the area will proceed to liaise with their native communities, together with the Jewish neighborhood, and can put in place any crucial measures to supply reassurance to them,” Scally added. The 2 youngsters will now be questioned.

U.S. President Joe Biden called the hostage-taking an “act of terror.”

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