Pakistani neurologist said. The man who held four people hostage in Texas to demand the release of Afia Siddiqui is a British citizen. His name is Malik Faisal Akram, 44, according to the FBI.
He held the men hostage for at least 10 hours in a Texas synagogue on Saturday. Members of the FBI’s Swat team then raided the building and rescued the hostages. The hostage owner Faisal Akram was shot dead at the time.
The FBI says there is no indication that anyone else was involved. But who shot owner Faisal Akram on Saturday night? A spokesman for the FBI and police did not respond to a request for comment. Police in Greater Manchester, Britain, say their counter-terrorism unit has arrested two people in connection with the attack. Police say the two teenagers were arrested in South Manchester on Sunday night. They have been kept in police custody for questioning.
Meanwhile, owner Faisal Akram was live on Facebook at the time of the hostage incident. At the time, he was a Pakistani neurologist. Afia demanded Siddiqui’s release.