NEW YORK (AP) — An American citizen has been arrested on charges he sought to fight overseas for the Islamic State group.
Federal prosecutors in New York City announced the arrest of Bernard Augustine of Keyes, California, on Tuesday.READ MORE: NYPD: 1 Killed, 3 Hurt In Stabbing Linked To Illegal Brooklyn Gambling Den
Prosecutors say that before he left the United States, the 21-year-old Augustine repeatedly expressed his support for the Islamic State group and violent jihad. The say a search of his laptop also showed that he researched how to join the group.READ MORE: House Passes Pres. Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill
He’s accused of traveling in 2016 to Tunisia, where he tried to enter Libya. He was captured before he could make it.
Augustine was to make a court appearance later Tuesday in Brooklyn. The name of his attorney wasn’t immediately available.MORE NEWS: Long Island Man Shocked By Amazon's Response After He Found Undelivered Packages On Side Of Road; 'It's Not My Stuff To Keep'
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