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BREAKING: British cops arrest two more suspects in Texas Synagogue hostage-taking incident

By 01/26/2022 9:09 AMNo Comments

The British police arrested two more suspects in the hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in the United States last January 15.

The Manchester police arrested the two suspects on Wednesday morning.

The police said they are now interrogating the suspects after they arrested them in Manchester and Birmingham, about 85 miles south of Manchester, on Jan. 20.

“They “remain in custody and officers have been granted an extension of custody to continue to question them further,” the Greater Manchester Police said.

Earlier, it was learned that slain hostage-taker 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram already wanted to participate in a terroristic activity.

A court staff of Blackburn Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom said Akram told him that he wanted to take part on September 11, 2001, a few moments after the dreadful moment in American history occurred.

The staff added that Akram was also banned from the court for verbally abusing and threatening a court staff repeatedly.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson considers the act of Akram as a form of an antisemitic act of terrorism.

“This was a terrible and antisemitic act of terrorism,” the spokesman told reporters.

“The prime minister’s thoughts are with the Jewish community both in Texas and around the world,” the spokesman added.

Earlier, the Manchester Police in England arrested two teenage sons of the gunman who took four people, hostage, for more than 11 hours over the weekend in Colleyville, Texas Saturday afternoon.

The Manchester Police is now questioning the teenagers for their links to the crime of their father, who died after Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and the three other hostages escaped unharmed and authorities swarmed the building.

A senior law enforcement official tells NBC News particularly host Mike Kosnar that Akram was in touch with his sons during the siege at the synagogue.

Authorities have not said how Akram died.

Meanwhile, also on Sunday, President Joe Biden revealed that hostage-taker in the Texas incident was armed with a gun apparently “purchased on the street.”

Biden said the hostage-taker spent his first night in Texas at a homeless shelter and speculated that he might have gotten a gun there.

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker revealed on Sunday that the assailant was “increasingly belligerent and threatening” in the standoff’s last hour.

Walker is grateful to the law enforcement for their efforts – and to many others for their prayers.

“I am thankful and filled with appreciation for all of the vigils and prayers and love and support, all of the law enforcement and first responders who cared for us, all of the security training that helped save us,” Cytron-Walker wrote in a Facebook post.

“I am grateful for my family. I am grateful for the CBI Community, the Jewish Community, the Human Community. I am grateful that we made it out. I am grateful to be alive,” Walker said.



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