Two men arrested in UK as part of investigation into Texas synagogue standoff, police say

The FBI identified Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British national, as the man who held four people hostage at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue in an hours-long standoff on Saturday.

Akram had arrived in the United States via New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in late December, a US law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told CNN.

He was known to UK security services and had been the subject of a brief investigation in 2020, a UK official told CNN Tuesday, but the investigation was closed when authorities determined Akram to no longer be a threat.

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