Counter-terrorism police continue to question man arrested in Manchester for Texas siege


A man who was arrested in Manchester during the Texas Synagogue siege remains in custody, police have confirmed.

Counter-terrorism police arrested two men yesterday morning in connection with the attack – one in Manchester and one in Birmingham.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman confirmed this morning (Friday) that they both remain in custody.

Detectives continue to question them.

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A statement released by GMP yesterday said: “Northwest Counterterrorism Police officers continue to support U.S. authorities in their investigation of the events in Texas.

“As a result of this ongoing investigation, two men were arrested this morning in Birmingham and Manchester.

Malik Faisal Akram

“They remain in custody for questioning.

“Officers from CTP North West continue to liaise and support their colleagues in other forces.

“Communities defeat terrorism, and the help and support we receive from the public is an essential part of that.

“We therefore urge everyone to remain vigilant, and if you see anything suspicious, please report it, confidentially, to the police via the counter-terrorism hotline or “It won’t ruin lives, but it just might save them.”

Two teenagers have been arrested in south Manchester in connection with the siege on Saturday.

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Both have since been released without charge.

An address in north Manchester was also sought as part of the CTP North West investigation.

The suspect, who died at the scene, was Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from the Blackburn area of ​​Lancashire.

He was shot when the FBI entered the building after a 10-hour standoff.

The Dallas FBI said there was no suggestion of a larger terrorist conspiracy.

It is understood that remains the case and the latest arrests are not the result of concerns about a wider threat to the public.

The hostages were released unharmed while US President Joe Biden called the incident “an act of terror”.

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