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(WASHINGTON) — A Wisconsin man is in federal custody, accused of traveling to the Middle East in an attempt to join ISIS.

Joshua Ray Van Haften, 34, was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Wednesday night after returning on a flight from Turkey, where it appears he was already in custody.

“Van Haften traveled overseas for the alleged purpose of joining and attempting to provide material support to ISIL,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin said in a statement Thursday.

Authorities say Van Haften left the U.S. for Istanbul on Aug. 26, 2014 and intended to travel into Iraq or Syria to join ISIS. He has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to the militant group.

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