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Texas synagogue attacker said to be British, FBI reportedly liaising with UK police

Law enforcement gathers at a local school near Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, January 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)
Law enforcement gathers at a local school near Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, January 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

The man who took four hostages in an attack on a Texas synagogue was British, Sky News reports.

A livestream of the Saturday morning services from the synagogue included a period of time when the attacker could be heard shouting in the building, apparently with a British accent.

The Daily Mail says the FBI is liaising with the Metropolitan Police during the investigation.

The attacker, who has not been publicly named, died in the rescue operation. It was unclear if he was killed by law enforcement officials or died by suicide.

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