The FBI identified the suspect who took four people hostage Saturday at a Colleyville, Texas, synagogue as Malik Faisal Akram, 44. Authorities said Saturday night that Akram had died, while all four hostages made it out alive. Akram was a British citizen, the FBI said. He arrived to the U.S. two weeks ago via New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, a federal law enforcement source told CBS News. Law enforcement officials are currently investigating whether or not the suspect appeared on any terrorist screening database or watchlist. Officials are also assessing the suspect's mental health. Federal law enforcement investigating the scene have not yet discovered if any explosive material was found on the suspect, a senior federal law enforcement source told CBS News. Federal courts do not show a criminal history for the suspect. Police cars remain parked at Good Shepherd Catholic Community church on January 15, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas. Emil Lippe / Getty Images Authorities said the suspect took four people hostages during services on Saturday morning, which was being broadcast on a livestream. The suspect could be heard ranting on the livestream, CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reports. Four hostages were held inside the synagogue for hours, with one male hostage being released around 7:30 p.m. ET. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the remaining three hostages were "out alive and safe." Authorities said shortly afterward that the suspect was dead. Authorities did not reveal a specific motive, but the FBI said it believes the hostage-taker was "singularly focused on one issue, a . . . read the full article here.
Keywords: hostages, synagogue, suspect, law, cbs, told, british, federal, fbi, colleyville, security, texas, identifies, enforcement, took, national
DATE: 44, Sunday, 86-year, Saturday, two weeks ago, January 15, 2022
NORP: Jewish, British, Pakistani, anti-Semitism
TIME: night, morning, around 7:30 p.m. ET, Shortly after 10:30 p.m.
PERSON: Akram, Shabbat, Sullivan, Greg Abbott, Jake Sullivan, Aafia Siddiqui, Jordan Freiman, John F. Kennedy, Matthew DeSarno, Alejandro Mayorkas, Malik Faisal Akram, Charlie Cytron-Walker, Emil Lippe / Getty Images ,
CARDINAL: one, Four, four, three
WORK_OF_ART: Face the Nation