Brother in UK says man holding Texas synagogue hostage has ‘mental health issues’

“We saw him free the first hostage,” he said. Akram said he described seeing an hour later when the other three hostages were released through the fire door.

Gulbar Akram said he last saw his brother three months ago, at the funeral of another brother who died from complications from the coronavirus. Since then, his brother’s mood has deteriorated, Akram said.

“I don’t know what’s on his mind,” he said. Akram said he did not believe his brother had any prior connections to the Texas area where the synagogue is located. Sir. Akram said British anti-terror police knew his brother, but gave no details.

“How did you get to the United States?” Sir. said Akram. “Why was he given a visa? How could he get off at JFK airport and not stop for a while?

Sir. Akram, whose parents are elderly, said he was “extinct”, adding: “We lost two brothers in four months.”

His parents emigrated to England from Pakistan in the 1960s and raised their six children in the large city of Blackburn in northwestern England. He said his parents were not involved in the hostage negotiations. said Akram.

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