Yesterday, a U.S attorney in Texas announced that two men have been arrested in connection with terror-related activities.
One of the men was 23-year-old Michael Todd Wolfe of Austin, Texas. He was arrested on Tuesday at George H.W. Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport just before he boarded a flight to Europe, CNN reports.
Wolfe has been charged with “attempting to provide material support to terrorists.” He reportedly planned to travel to the Middle East to render his services to radical groups involved in armed conflict in Syria.
The second man, Rahatul Ashikim Khan, also 23, is from Round Rock, Texas. He was arrested in a separate case at his home and charged with “conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.”
“This case is the culmination of a long-term investigation by the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force made up of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Central Texas. It’s a textbook example of how well law enforcement agencies in this area work together,” U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said in a statement.
The two men are now in federal custody and a detention hearing is set for Friday. If convicted, they face up to 15 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
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