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Texas synagogue gunman was known to British intelligence – BBC – Metro US

Texas synagogue gunman was known to British intelligence – BBC

FILE PHOTO: Hostage incident at Texas synagogue
FILE PHOTO: Hostage incident at Texas synagogue

LONDON (Reuters) – The suspected gunman who took four people hostage at a Dallas-area synagogue and was himself killed was known to British intelligence and assessed to no longer be a threat at the time he travelled to the United States, the BBC reported.

“Malik Faisal Akram, the Texas synagogue hostage-taker, was known to MI5 and was investigated in 2020. He was assessed to be no longer a risk at the time he flew to US at New Year,” Frank Gardner, BBC Security Correspondent, said in a tweet.

(Reporting by William James, writing by Alistair Smout)

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