HONOLULU, Hawaii – A United States soldier in Hawaii was arrested Saturday for alleged ties to a terrorist group according to the FBI.
FBI officials identified the soldier as 34-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang.
An official told the AP that the soldier was arrested because of connections he had with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS. A criminal complaint filed with U.S. District Court in Hawaii claims Kang swore allegiance to the Islamic State, tried to provide military documents to the terrorist group and also tried to provide training, the FBI said.
He was expected to appear in court Monday after a year long investigation.
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