Friday, October 10, 2014

Busted | American student, 19, 'trying to join ISIS' arrested at Chicago airport

Khan was arrested on Saturday trying to leave the United States to allegedly join ISISAn American teenager disgusted with the American way of life has been arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International airport after he allegedly tried to travel to the Middle East to join and fight with ISIS.

  • Mohammed Hamzah Khan arrested on Saturday attempting to travel to Middle East
  • Federal authorities claimed in court that they have handwritten documents that prove he supported ISIS
  • He told federal agents he planned to travel to Syria to join Islamic State
  • In a search of his home agents found notebooks where he planned the trip
  • Told FBI agents he was not ever going to return to the United States 
  • If found guilty Khan faces a maximum of 15 years in prison 

Federal prosecutors announced on Monday that FBI agents arrested 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan, of suburban Bolingbrook, on Saturday evening before he boarded a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, via Vienna.

They accuse him of attempting to travel overseas to support terrorism which carries a maximum sentence of 15-years and Khan is also charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.


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