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Texas synagogue gunman named as UK citizen Malik Faisal Akram

FBI Special Agent In Charge Matthew DeSarno speaks at a news conference near the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on January 15, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images via AFP)
FBI Special Agent In Charge Matthew DeSarno speaks at a news conference near the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on January 15, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images via AFP)

The FBI announces the identity of the gunman who held a rabbi and three congregants hostage at a Texas synagogue yesterday.

“Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno of the FBI Dallas Field Office confirmed today the identity of the Colleyville, Texas hostage-taker as British citizen, Malik Faisal Akram, 44,” the FBI says in a statement.

The statement adds that officials will continue processing evidence at the scene, following investigative leads and “conduct a thorough, factual, and objective investigation.”

It adds that there is no indication that anyone other than Akram was involved.

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