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A California man who prosecutors say was on his way to Syria to join an Islamist
militant group was arrested on Monday near the US/Canada border in Washington state on a charge of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, federal officials said.
The US Department of Justice said in a statement that 20-year-old Nicholas Teausant had planned to cross into Canada and travel on to Syria to join an al Qaeda-linked militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
A California man arrested at the United States/Canada border on a terrorism charge had been headed to Syria to join a 'militant' group, federal prosecutors have said.