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Texas Synagogue Attacker’s Gun Purchase Prompts Federal Charges Against Seller, Authorities Say

Henry “Michael” Williams is accused of selling a Taurus G2C pistol to Malik Faisal Akram
Texas synagogue attacker's gun purchase prompts federal charges against seller, authorities say
An aerial view of police standing in front of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas. (Associated Press)

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Texas felon was facing federal firearms charges after allegedly selling a handgun to the Colleyville synagogue hostage suspect, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Henry “Michael” Williams, 32, faces a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to Chad Meacham, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

“Whether or not he knew of his buyer’s nefarious intent is largely irrelevant — felons cannot have guns, period, and the Justice Department is committed to prosecuting those who do,” Meacham said in a statement. 

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