The FBI was able to end a hostage standoff at a synagogue in Texas.
It lasted nearly 12 hours.
Hostages were rescued from inside a Texas synagogue following a standoff that lasted nearly 12 hours, Gov. Greg Abbott announced late Saturday.
â€œPrayers answered. All hostages are out alive and safe,â€ the governor announced on Twitter.
Abbottâ€™s post came moments after a loud bang and what sounded like gunfire was heard coming from the synagogueâ€”Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, which is about 15 miles northeast of Fort Worth.
Colleyville Police Chief Michael Miller confirmed at a press conference late Saturday that the suspect was dead. â€œAround 9 p.m., the [hostage rescue team] breached the synagogue, they rescued the three hostages, the suspect is deceased.â€
FBI crisis negotiators were trying to negotiate with the suspect, according to the local police department in Colleyville in a statement.
The FBI has identified the man as Malik Faisal Akram.
COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) â€” FBI identifies man killed after taking hostages at Texas synagogue as 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 16, 2022
The FBI has identified the hostage-taker in Saturdayâ€™s standoff at Colleyville synagogue as Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen.
â€œThe FBIâ€™s Evidence Response Team (ERT) will continue processing evidence at the synagogue,â€ the FBI said in a news release. â€œAt this time, there is no indication that other individuals are involved. The FBIâ€™s North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force (NTJTTF), which includes member agencies from across the region, will continue to follow investigative leads. An FBI Shooting Incident Review Team (SIRT) will conduct a thorough, factual, and objective investigation of the events.â€
The United Kingdomâ€™s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office said Sunday it was â€œaware of the death of a British man in Texas and are in contact with the local authorities.â€
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