HOUSTON (AP) — An 18-year-old south Texas man has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organization.
The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, a U.S. citizen, was arrested on Dec. 8 following an undercover FBI operation. A statement says Damlarkaya said he intended to travel overseas and fight for IS and said he tried to get to Syria twice. He told agents that he would commit a U.S. attack if efforts to travel overseas failed.READ MORE: Some Dallas ISD Students Go Back To School In 1 Week
It also says Damlarkaya provided to alleged IS supporters a formula for explosive Triacetone Triperoxide and instructions how to use it in a pressure cooker device containing shrapnel.READ MORE: American Airlines Experiencing Fuel Shortages At Some Airports
If convicted, he faces a possible 20-year maximum prison term. The U.S. has designated IS as a terrorist organization.MORE NEWS: Former President Trump Endorses Ken Paxton To Be Re-Elected As Texas Attorney General
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