Texas man charged with selling gun to British synagogue hostage-taker

1/27/2022 1:19:00 AM

A Texas man has been charged with selling a gun to a British man who held four people hostage inside a synagogue earlier this month

A Texas man has been charged with selling a gun to a British man who held four people hostage inside a synagogue earlier this month

A Texas man has been charged with selling a gun to a British man who held four people hostage inside a synagogue earlier this month before being shot dead by the FBI.

Loading audio...Henry "Michael" Williams was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm after authorities found that he sold a weapon to hostage-taker Maisal Faisal Akram.Akram - originally from Blackburn - held a rabbi and three others hostage for hours after entering Congregation Beth Israel in Colleysville, Texas, on January 15.

Williams sold Akram a semi-automatic pistol on January 13 - two days before the hostage-taking. prosecutors said.The stand-off ended after more than 10 hours when the temple's rabbi threw a chair at Akram and fled with the other two remaining hostages just as an FBI tactical team was moving in.

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.. Mr Abbott responded by vowing to summon the legislators back for a special session to tackle the issue, and to veto funding for the legislative branch of state government in the meantime. Henry "Michael" Williams was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm after authorities found that he sold a weapon to hostage-taker Maisal Faisal Akram. Taylor left the store, but waited for the mother in the parking lot, and yelled at her that if $250,000 was not enough, she would pay $500,000. Akram - originally from Blackburn - held a rabbi and three others hostage for hours after entering Congregation Beth Israel in Colleysville, Texas, on January 15. Republicans control both chambers of the state legislature by healthy margins. Williams sold Akram a semi-automatic pistol on January 13 - two days before the hostage-taking." Read More ITV announces schedule revamp with changes for news, Coronation Street and Emmerdale He said:"The items are being sold in partnership with Julien’s auction house and Yellow Heart NFT.

prosecutors said. “We are living on borrowed time,” a group of Democratic leaders said in a statement. The stand-off ended after more than 10 hours when the temple's rabbi threw a chair at Akram and fled with the other two remaining hostages just as an FBI tactical team was moving in. Read more: . “As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested,” Mr Abbott declared on a local news station (thereby rather undermining his claim to be upholding democratic standards).