Two teenagers arrested in Manchester in connection with Texas synagogue siege

Two teenagers have been arrested in Manchester after a British man flew to the US, bought a weapon and held people hostage during a 10-hour stand-off at a synagogue in Texas.

Malik Faisal Akram, originally from Blackburn in Lancashire, was shot dead when the FBI entered the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday night.

US President Joe Biden branded the incident “an act of terror” and UK police are now working with authorities in America as part of the investigation.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) announced on Sunday evening that officers from Counter Terror Policing North West had made two arrests in south Manchester on Sunday evening.

They said the teenagers, whose ages and genders they did not immediately confirm, remain in custody for questioning.

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