NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Manhattan man has been arrested at JFK airport after he allegedly tried to board a plane to join a terrorist group.
Surveillance video captured FBI agents raiding the Washington Heights apartment of Jesus Wilfredo Encarnacion early Friday morning.READ MORE: Sharee Jones Charged With Arson, Hate Crime After Fire At Brooklyn Yeshiva
Investigators say the 29-year-old had plans to travel to Pakistan to become a terrorist.READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Authorities say the Manhattan resident planned to join Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT), a Pakistan-based terror group reportedly responsible for multiple attacks.
Officials say the group carried out the deadly Mumbai attacks in November 2008.
Encarnacion is facing two charges – attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.MORE NEWS: Suffolk Police: Man Killed In Hit-And-Run On Long Island Expressway In Brentwood
Each count carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.