INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An 18-year-old from Brownsburg has been formally charged for trying to provide material support to a terrorist organization.
Akram Musleh was arrested in June as he prepared to get on a Greyhound bus in Indianapolis. Investigators believe he was planning to join ISIL.
Investigators became aware of Musleh in 2013 after he posted videos of Anwar Al-Alwaki to YouTube. FBI investigators met with Musleh and school officials at Brownsburg High School to try to steer him away from radical extremism.
In 2014, investigators said he purchased an ISIL flag.
Online conversations indicate that Musleh intended to leave the United States to join ISIL.
He purchased a one-way ticket Morocco to John F. Kennedy airport in New York for July 21.
Musleh is in custody of the US Marshal. He has an initial appearance in federal court on Sept. 23.