SEATTLE — The Justice Department says a 20-year-old Seattle man has been arrested trying to join the Islamic State terror group.
A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle said Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams was arrested Friday as he checked in for a flight to Cairo.
The complaint described him as self-radicalized and said he came to the agency’s attention when members of a Seattle-area mosque reported concerns.
The FBI said Williams posted a video of himself online pledging loyalty to ISIS. Court records did not list a lawyer who might respond to the allegations on his behalf.
Williams was scheduled to have an initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon.