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Seller of weapon used to take hostages at Texas synagogue pleads guilty to federal charge

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The man who sold a semi-automatic weapon that was later used to take hostages in a Texas synagogue in January has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office f...

Repaired Texas synagogue reopens months after hostage crisis

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"Each time I came back in, I got to see us moving forward," Cytron-Walker said. Congregation Beth Israel in the Fort Worth suburb of Colleyville will be rededicated on Friday, and members will celebrate Shabbat in th...

Texas synagogue attacker’s gun purchase prompts federal charges against seller, authorities say

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Henry "Michael" Williams, 32, faces a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to Chad Meacham, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas. "Whether or not he knew of his buyer’s ne...

UK anti-terror police make 2 more arrests in Texas synagogue hostage probe; 4 total in custody

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Four of the six arrested are still in custody. UK TERROR POLICE ARREST TWO MORE PEOPLE IN TEXAS SYNAGOGUE HOSTAGE PROBE  British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, 44, took four people hostage at Congregation Beth Israel i...

Texas synagogue hostage-taker died from multiple gunshot wounds, coroner says

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The man who authorities said took four hostages at a Texas synagogue last weekend before an FBI team killed him died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to medical examiner records released Friday. Malik Faisal ...

Republicans demand answers on how alleged Texas synagogue hostage-taker was allowed into US

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Malik Faisal Akram, a British citizen from Blackburn, England, was shot dead by law enforcement over the weekend after he allegdly took hostages at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas-- none were killed. Akram was hear...

Texas synagogue hostage aftermath: UK teens released without charges as radicalization concerns grow

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In providing an update Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police announced that the two teenagers arrested Sunday in South Manchester by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North West had been released without charge...

Texas synagogue hostage suspect timeline: Malik Faisal Akram’s criminal record and when he entered US

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The nearly 11-hour-standoff at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas – about 15 miles northeast of Fort Worth – ended Saturday night with the 44-year-old gunman, Malik Faisal Akram, dead and all hostages saf...

Texas synagogue hostage suspect was banned from UK court over ‘threatening’ 9/11 outburst: report

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The suspect, 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, was restricted from the Blackburn Magistrates' Court in September 2001 due to an outburst about the New York City attack, UK’s The Telegraph reported. Just a day after Man...

Jesse Watters on Texas synagogue hostage situation: ‘There’s a lot of suspicious things about this story’

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"This guy wasn't on your radar? Mr. President, you gave him a visa two weeks ago to come into this country. What kind of visa was it? Did you vet him? Was he on a watch list? Usually, the Feds are all over these peop...

Malik Faisal Akram: What to know about Texas synagogue hostage suspect

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Two teenagers had been detained in South Manchester as of Sunday evening in connection with the hostage incident, according to Greater Manchester Police. 

Morgan Ortagus on ‘Outnumbered’: FBI statement on Texas synagogue attack was ‘incredibly tone-deaf’

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At a news conference after the hostages were released, FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt DeSarno said that "the Texas synagogue hostage taker's demands were specifically focused on issues not connected to the Jewish c...

Jewish leaders react to FBI statement on Texas synagogue hostage-taker: ‘The FBI got it wrong’

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A Texas SWAT team responded to Congregation Beth Israel on Saturday after British national Malik Faisal Akram, 44, allegedly entered the building and held four people, including a rabbi, hostage for hours. A livestre...

Texas synagogue hostage crisis is a terrorism-related matter,’ FBI says

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The statement, which was released late Sunday, does not identify the terrorist serving an 86-year prison sentence in the U.S. on terrorism charges, but may shed new light on a possible motive.  A law enforc...

UK police arrest two people in investigation connected to hostage-taking at synagogue in Texas

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"As part of the ongoing investigation into the attack that took place at a Synagogue in Texas on 15 January 2022, Officers from the Counter Terror Policing North West have made two arrests in relation to the incident...

Texas synagogue accused hostage taker was British national

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The suspect who died at the scene after allegedly taking hostages at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, near Fort Worth, Saturday was a British national, according to the U.K. government’s Foreign, Commonwealth...

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