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Chicago man arrested for trying to join ISIS

Chicago man arrested for trying to join ISIS

A 19-year-old Chicago man was arrested over the weekend while allegedly trying to leave the country to join up with ISIS, federal agents revealed Monday.

Feds arrested Mohammed Hamza Khan Saturday around 10:30 pm at Chicago's O'Hare airport as he tried to board a flight to Austria. From there, he was scheduled to fly to Turkey, a country whose porous border has been blamed for allowing fighters to pour into Syria in support of ISIS. A guide was allegedly going to meet him there and lead him into Syria, according to prosecutors.

Khan is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS.