Texas Synagogue Hostage Taker Had ‘Mental Health Issues,’ Brother in U.K. Says

Posted on AllSides January 17th, 2022
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BLACKBURN, England — The British man named by the F.B.I. as the person who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue on Saturday had serious mental health issues and arguably should not have been able to travel to America at all, his brother said in an interview on Monday.

Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from Blackburn in northwestern England, was killed after an 11-hour standoff with the police and law enforcement officers at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, near Fort Worth, the F.B.I. said.

His brother Gulbar Akram described him...

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