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Greater Manchester Police Arrest 2 Teens Allegedly In Connection With Colleyville Synagogue Hostage Standoff

MANCHESTER, UK (CBSDFW.COM) - Greater Manchester Police said in a statement on Sunday, January 16 that two teenagers had been arrested allegedly in relation to the hostage situation that took place at a Colleyville synagogue Saturday, January 15.

Officers from Counter Terror Policing North West detained the two teens in South Manchester on Sunday afternoon. They remain in custody for questioning.

"CTP North West and CTP International operations continues to assist the investigation being led by the US authorities, and police forces in the region are liaising with local communities to put in place any measures to provide further reassurance," the statement said.

Greater Manchester Police Statement
(credit: Greater Manchester Police/Twitter)

Police did not say how the teens were connected to the situation or what relationship they had with the suspect.

This statement is contradicts the FBI's assertion that the suspect was acting alone.

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