U.S. Air Force veteran, Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, 47, was arrested ‘for trying to join ISIS after watching online propaganda videos.’
The former U.S. Air Force mechanic has been charged with attempting to go to Syria to join ISIS, authorities said. Pugh was indicted Monday by a grand jury in Brooklyn on two charges, including attempting to provide material support to a terror organization.
The indictment said that Pugh was fired from a job in Kuwait as an airplane mechanic in December 2014. It said that he flew from Egypt to Turkey on January 10, in an effort to cross the border into Syria to join ISIS and wage violent jihad.
Turkish authorities denied Pugh entry into the country and sent him on a return flight to Egypt. He was deported from Egypt to the U.S. on January 15, after he was found carrying suspicious items, including a photograph of a machine gun.
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