Two ‘British’ citizens were arrested in connection with hostage drama
In the investigation into the hostage-taking in a synagogue in the US State of Texas, two teenagers were arrested Sunday evening in the English city of Manchester, reports local police. How they would be involved in the hostage situation is not yet known. The two are trapped and interrogated.
The FBI confirmed Sunday that the perpetrator had ‘British’ nationality. It’s about 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram. His relationship with the two teenagers is not yet known.
Akram penetrated a synagogue in Colleyville, a place near Dallas and Forth Worth, during a live on Facebook service on Saturday. He took four people hostage and demanded that his” sister ” Aafia Siddiqui be released. The video of the service has been removed from Facebook.
The hostage-taking was ended by special forces after more than ten hours. Akram was killed. U.S. President Joe Biden called the hostage campaign Sunday a “terrorist act”.
Pakistani scientist Siddiqui was sentenced in 2010 by a US judge to 86 years in prison for trying to kill Americans in Afghanistan. She is in a prison not far from the site of the hostage action. Several extremist organizations, including ISIS, have called for her to be released in recent years.