American arrested after wanting to fight for ISIS

By Trissean McDonald

Mohammed Hamzah Khan of a Chicago suburb was arrested Saturday October 4, 2014 at O’Hare International Airport while waiting to board a flight to Vienna.

His plan was to fly to Istanbul from Vienna and then make his way into Syria or Iraq to fight for ISIS. Khan was charged Monday in a federal criminal complaint. According to an affidavit filed, Khan purchased a round-trip on September 26, 2014 to travel from Chicago to Istanbul.

Federal agents searched his home after observing Khan pass through the airport security checkpoint on Saturday afternoon and recovered handwritten documents expressing support for ISIS. Khan faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.


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