Hostage taker in Texas synagogue siege was British, Sky News understands

A suspect who was shot dead by officers after taking four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was British, Sky News understands.
One hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville was released during the standoff.

Three others were released unharmed after an FBI SWAT team entered the building.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt DeSarno said earlier there was no immediate indication that the man had connections to any broader plan but that the agency’s investigation “will have global reach”.
The hostage-taker was earlier heard demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al Qaeda, who was convicted of trying to kill US military officers while in custody in Afghanistan.


He also said he wanted to be able to speak with her, according to the officials. Siddiqui is in federal prison in Texas.

Source : Sky News