A gunman suspected of walking into a synagogue in Pennsylvania and opening fire on worshippers has been charged with 11 counts of murder.
In total, Robert Bowers faces 29 charges, which also include weapons offences and hate crimes.
The 46-year-old is said to have walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday and started shooting, killing 11 people and wounding six before police took him into custody.
It was the deadliest attack on Jews in American history, according to the leader of the Anti-Defamation League.
The latest mass shooting to rock the US has drawn condemnation from Donald Trump – but the president has been criticised for suggesting the attack would not have happened if the synagogue had ‘protection’.
He said: ‘If there was an armed guard inside the temple that would have been able to stop him, maybe there would have been nobody killed except for him.’
Mr Trump described the shooting as an ‘evil anti-Semitic attack’ and ordered flags at federal buildings to be flown at half-staff.
Bowers, who was shot multiple times by police but survived, had expressed a hatred of Jews on social media.
Authorities said it appears Bowers acted alone, but the shooting sparked alarm in Jewish communities, with authorities sending extra patrols to synagogues.
Thousands of people gathered for a vigil in Pittsburgh on Saturday night – with some blaming the turbulent political climate for the attack.
Stephen Cohen, co-president of New Light Congregation, which rents space at Tree of Life, said: ‘When you spew hate speech, people act on it. Very simple. And this is the result. A lot of people dead. Senselessly.’
Worshippers ‘were brutally murdered by a gunman targeting them simply because of their faith’, Bob Jones, head of the FBI’s Pittsburgh office, said.
Scott Brady, the chief federal prosecutor in western Pennsylvania, pledged that ‘justice in this case will be swift and it will be severe’.