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US man charged with seeking to join Islamic State

October 6, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been charged with trying to travel overseas to support the Islamic State group.

Federal prosecutors said Monday that FBI agents arrested 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan on Saturday evening at O’Hare International Airport. They accuse him of attempting to travel overseas to support terrorism. Khan is charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

The slight, bearded Khan appeared in a federal court Monday morning in orange jail clothes. He could be seen speaking with his attorney before his hearing started.

The judge ordered that Khan be held at least until his detention hearing Oct 9.

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