New pictures reveal the face of the man shot dead by police during a hostage situation in Texas.

Malik Faisal Akram, known as Faisal Akram, from Blackburn was killed after a stand-off at a synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday.

The man appeared to have a British accent, on a livestream, and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill US army officers in Afghanistan.

The FBI have since released a statement confirming the death of a 44-year-old British citizen named Malik Faisal Akram during the incident which happened at Congregation Beth Israel in the state of Texas.

One hostage who had been held was released during the hours-long stand-off and three others got out at about 9pm local time when an FBI Swat team entered the building, authorities said.

An FBI investigation has now been launched.

A spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said on Sunday: “We are aware of the death of a British man in Texas and are in contact with the local authorities.”

In a statement issued by Greater Manchester Police, Assistant Chief Constable Dominic Scally for Counter Terror Policing North West confirmed the suspect in the incident was Akram, originally from Blackburn.

He said: “Police forces in the region will continue to liaise with their local communities, including the Jewish community, and will put in place any necessary measures to provide reassurance to them.”