BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York say they’ve arrested a 44-year-old man on a charge of attempting to support the Islamic State group.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul said at a news conference Wednesday morning in Buffalo that authorities were tipped off by a resident who heard Arafat Nagi talking about his jihadi beliefs.
Nagi is due in court later Wednesday to face a charge of attempting to support a terrorist organization. Authorities say his social media posts and travel records were checked out as part of the investigation.
Hochul says Nagi traveled twice to Turkey within the past three years with the intention of joining the Islamic State group. He says Nagi purchased military combat gear, including night-vision goggles.
Police executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at Nagi’s home in the city of Lackawanna.
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