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Texas rabbi: Captor grew “belligerent” late in standoff

4 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

By JAKE BLEIBERG and ERIC TUCKER
COLLEYVILLE, Texas - A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that the British man who held them captive became “increasingly belligerent and threatening” toward the end of the 10-hour standoff.
Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Congregation Beth Israel, near Fort Worth, credited security training that his congregation has received over the years for helping him and the other hostages get through the situation. He said in a statement that without that instruction, “we would not have been prepared to act and flee when the...
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British man identified as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

4 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

By JAKE BLEIBERG and ERIC TUCKER
COLLEYVILLE, Texas - Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President Joe Biden called “an act of terror.”
Malik Faisal Akram was shot and killed after the last of the hostages got out at around 9 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel near Fort Worth. In a statement, the FBI said there was no indication that anyone else was involved, but it didn't provide a possible motive.
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