FBI Dallas
Public Affairs Officers Melinda Urbina and Katie Chaumont
(972) 559-5629 / (972) 559-5699
January 16, 2022

FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Announces Identity of Colleyville, Texas Hostage-Taker

DALLAS—Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno of the FBI Dallas Field Office confirmed today, January 16, 2022, the identity of the Colleyville, Texas hostage-taker as British Citizen, Malik Faisal Akram, 44.

The FBI’s Evidence Response Team (ERT) will continue processing evidence at the synagogue. At this time, there is no indication that other individuals are involved. The FBI’s North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force (NTJTTF), which includes member agencies from across the region, will continue to follow investigative leads.

An FBI Shooting Incident Review Team (SIRT) will conduct a thorough, factual, and objective investigation of the events.

If you have information related to this incident please submit it at tips.fbi.gov or call 1-800-CALL-FBI.