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Suspect in Texas Synagogue Hostage Conflict is Identified

The suspect who held multiple hostages inside of a Texas Synagogue Saturday has been identified as a British national

On Sunday, the FBI identified the suspect who died at the scene after taking hostages in a Texas synagogue over the weekend.

Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, was the “hostage taker” killed by FBI agents late Saturday. Special Agent in Charge, Matthew DeSarno, confirmed the details on Sunday morning. 

On Saturday, Akram entered the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. Upon entry, Akram took at least four individuals hostage. For more than 10 hours, the suspect engaged local and federal law enforcement in a tense standoff. After ensuring all hostages were safe, the standoff ended when FBI agents forcefully entered the synagogue and killed Akram.

“The FBI’s Evidence Response Team (ERT) will continue processing evidence at the synagogue. At this time, there is no indication that other individuals are involved,” FBI Dallas said in a statement

“The FBI’s North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force (NTJTTF), which includes member agencies from across the region, will continue to follow investigative leads,” the statement continued. “An FBI Shooting Incident Review Team (SIRT) will conduct a thorough, factual, and objective investigation of the events.” 

President Biden responded to the hostage situation Saturday while speaking with the press in Philadelphia. The President said that the suspect had been arrested 15 years ago and was incarcerated for ten years. He also said that the suspect likely obtained the weapon used in the incident “on the street,” possibly within the homeless community. 

Biden promised to offer more detailed information during a scheduled press conference Wednesday

“This was an act of terror,” Biden said. 

The President praised the FBI and vowed he would speak with the Texas Synagogues’ rabbi on how his administration can support houses of worship in the nation. 

The FBI also continues to urge anyone with information related to the incident to submit it at or call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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4 responses to “Suspect in Texas Synagogue Hostage Conflict is Identified”

  1. HerrDoktor says:

    “Malik Faisal?” Is that what it’s popular for Brits to name their kids these days?

    I wonder what his motivation was. Probably still sore from the double-whoopin’ Mama Britain received from the Colonies back in 1776 and 1812 I wager. Probably angry at how much of a role the Jews played in all of that. We all know how much those Brits hate the Jews, amirite?? We ought to have some kind of British immigration ban until we can figure out what the heck is going on with that.

  2. pandusa says:

    I see the Commandant is hinting at gun control again as the mandate and Jan 6 horses are dying under them. Never let a tragedy go to waste.The gun was not the problem: 2 hands,10 fingers,and abnormal psychology was. With his family, that is something he is familiar with but apparently unresponsive to. Although one might wonder how responsive to anything he is considering the current state of the union. I wonder if this Brit was here legally or part of the “open border” illegal voter program?

  3. WoxyBot says:

    It’s Ironic that this Rabbi is Anti Israel. Israel is the only country that exists to protect Jews and he has signed petitions against the state. Honestly shameful of him.

  4. neilinda says:

    Since you included in this article comments made by President Biden that are unsubstantiated by any evidence, it would be nice to do a follow up article with more accurate information about this event, not just what President Biden has to say about it.
    Despite any efforts to control it, anti-Semitic attacks in this country continue even after the massacre at the Tree of Life. It would be good if your articles could help us understand why, not just be puff pieces with the latest unsupported Biden comments in them.

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