The family of the British terrorist shot dead by the FBI in a Texas synagogue were involved in trying to negotiate his surrender during a ten-hour standoff. The gunman, named by US authorities on Sunday night as Malik Faisal Akram,44, from Blackburn in Lancashire, had held four hostages including the rabbi at the Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville. They were released unharmed. The news comes as two teenagers were arrested in Manchester on Sunday evening by officers from Counter Terror Policing North West as part of an investigation into the attack. Greater Manchester Police said: “Two teenagers were detained in south Manchester this evening. They remain in custody for questioning.” President Joe Biden condemned Akram's storming of the synagogue as an "act of terror" and revealed that the weapons used had been bought "off the street". The synagogue had been broadcasting on the internet its Sabbath service livestream when Akram stormed the building. He was heard saying repeatedly: "I am going to die" prior to the broadcast being cut. US officials said he was demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani terrorist known as 'Lady Al Qaeda' who is serving 86 years in a Texas prison for attempting to… Read full this story
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