BBC: Texas Gunman Was Known to British Intelligence

LONDON (Reuters) —
Malik Faisal Akram, the Colleyville attacker.

The suspected gunman who took four people hostage at a Dallas-area Jewish center and was himself killed was known to British intelligence and assessed to no longer be a threat at the time he traveled to the United States, the BBC reported Tuesday.

“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 the U.S. at New Year,” Frank Gardner, BBC Security Correspondent, said in a tweet.

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