May 11, 2017 / 5:26 PM / 4 months ago

U.S. charges Ohio man with trying to aid Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Thursday charged an Ohio man with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State by offering himself to the militant organization, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, of Dayton, was charged after being arrested on April 26 at Cincinnati/Kentucky International Airport, the statement said. He remains in custody, it said.

Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Dan Grebler

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