Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani neuroscientist currently serving 86 years for the attempted murder of American troops and FBI agents.
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The president said he will answer more questions regarding the incident at his press conference on Wednesday.
The tense standoff lasted for about 10 hours, part of which was captured on a Facebook live stream of the services. Akram was fatally shot by an FBI team after all four hostages were safely released from the synagogue.
Seconds after, FBI agents in military-style gear stormed the building. The agents were later identified as an “elite hostage rescue force” flown in by the Bureau.
Akram could be heard for a time ranting on a Facebook livestream of the services and demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al-Qaida who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.