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Malik Faisal Akram : FBI fly in to UK to quiz family and friends of British terrorist, 44, shot dead after taking hostages at Texas synagogue as his brother who liaised with him DURING attack tells of ‘devastation’ and Liz Truss condemns ‘act of anti-Semitism’ Wiki, Bio, Crime, Age, Facts

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Malik Faisal Akram, 44, was shot and killed after a gun battle with US intelligence officers at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday.

His “devastated” brother, Gulbar Akram, shared a message on social media in which he revlead that he had been working with the FBI and “engaging” with his brother. He also apologized and blamed “mental health issues” for Malik’s actions.

Gulbar wrote: ‘It is with great sadness that I confirm that my brother Faisal passed away in Taxes, USA this morning.

“We are absolutely devastated as a family. We can’t say much right now as there is an ongoing FBI investigation.

“We would like to say that we as a family do not condone any of his actions and would like to sincerely apologize to all of the victims involved in the unfortunate incident.”

“Sitting in the incident room all night at Greenbank into the wee hours in contact with Faisal, the negotiators, the FBI, etc. And even though my brother suffered from mental health issues, we were confident that he would not harm the hostages.”

Quick Facts

  • FBI identifies Texas synagogue shooter as 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, who is originally from Blackburn 
  • His brother, Gulbar, liaised with suspect in FBI incident room, blamed mental health issues for Faisal’s actions 
  • All four hostages have been released after the terrorist was shot and police stormed the synagogue 
  • Several gunshots were heard at around 9pm CST after a hostage was released and SWAT team stormed in 
  • Dramatic footage captured the moment two of three remaining hostages ran out of the temple, with the gun totting terrorist right behind them before he quickly retreated inside after seeing the nearby SWAT team 
  • A SWAT team had been deployed and the FBI was negotiating with him as the standoff entered hour eleven
  • Akram had demanded the release of ‘Lady Al Qaeda’ Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving 86 years at FMC Carswell, New York for the attempted murder of US military personnel, according to an ABC News report 
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