FBI names Texas hostage-taker as British citizen

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The man who died after holding four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in what President Joe Biden called an “act of terror” was identified by the FBI on Sunday as a 44-year-old British citizen named Malik Faisal Akram. The four hostages – including a respected local rabbi, Charlie Cytron-Walker – were all released unharmed Saturday night, prompting relief in the United States, where the Jewish community, Biden renewed calls to fight anti-Semitism. There was “no indication” that anyone else was involved in the attack in the small Texas town of Colleyville, the statement from the FBI’s field o…

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