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UK police arrest two in relation to Texas synagogue hostage situation

Added 01-16-22 08:57:02pm EST - “British police have arrested two teenagers in connection with an ongoing investigation into the Texas synagogue hostage situation.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “UK police arrest two in relation to Texas synagogue hostage situation”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

British police have arrested two teenagers in connection with an ongoing investigation into the Texas synagogue hostage situation. 

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said Counter Terror Police (CTP) detained the two teenagers in the south section of the city Sunday evening, adding they remain in custody as they await questioning.

“CTP North West and CTP International operations continues to assist the investigation being led by the US authorities, and police forces in the region are liaising with local communities to put in place any measures to provide further reassurance,” Manchester said in a statement. 

The four hostages at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, were released after an hours-long standoff with authorities at the synagogue on Saturday. 

The FBI on Sunday identified the hostage-taker as 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram, who was pronounced dead on Saturday. 

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