Colleyville Synagogue Attack

On January 15, 2022, a gunman entered Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, during services, taking three congregants and a rabbi as hostages. The standoff ended more than ten hours later with all hostages released, unharmed, and the alleged perpetrator, identified as 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram, fatally shot by an FBI SWAT team. Akram allegedly demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year prison sentence for assault and attempted murder of U.S. nationals in Afghanistan at the Federal Medical Center in Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, roughly 20 miles from the synagogue.
British national Malik Faisal Akram

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