INDIANAPOLIS — Federal authorities have arrested a suburban Indianapolis teenager accused of trying to join the Islamic State.
Prosecutors say FBI agents arrested 18-year-old Akram Musleh of Brownsburg while he tried to board a bus from Indianapolis to New York, where he was to fly to Morocco and on to territory controlled by the Islamic State. A criminal complaint alleges Musleh intended to provide material support to the terror group by joining it.
Spokesman Tim Horty of the U.S. Attorney's office says Musleh had an initial hearing in federal court Tuesday on a charge of providing material support to ISIS. Horty says Musleh is in the custody of federal marshals at an undisclosed location.
Musleh's attorney, Michael Donahoe, said he has no comment on the case.
Three years ago, Musleh posted terrorist-related videos online, and was questioned by FBI agents. Last month, he searched online for directions on how to make explosives.