MI5 said Texas synagogue attacker was not a threat in 2020 investigation

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The British man behind the Texas synagogue hostage crisis in Texas last weekend was investigated by intelligence services nearly two years ago. 

MI5 had placed Malik Faisal Akram under investigation as a potential Islamist terror threat in 2020 according to Whitehall sources. 

The investigation into Akram was closed in the second half of 2020 and concluded that Mr. Akram did not pose a significant threat and he was marked as a “closed subject of interest” in intelligence files.