20 Jan 2022

Texas synagogue: Final phone call between hostage taker and brother made public

Home Affairs Correspondent

A recording has been made public of the final phone call British hostage taker Malik Faisal Akram made to his brother during the 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue.

Akram, from Blackburn, held four people at gunpoint and made racist comments about Jewish people before he was shot dead by police last Saturday.

Earlier today, two men were arrested in Manchester and Birmingham in connection with the siege.