Austin-area men arrested on terrorism charges

Austin-area men arrested on terrorism charges

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Posted on June 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 3:19 PM

AUSTIN -- Two Austin-area residents have been arrested on charges related to terrorism.

The Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force on Tuesday arrested Rahatul Ashikim Khan of Round Rock and Michael Todd Wolfe of Austin. Both 23, they are charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, according to the Department of Justice.

The complaint charges that in 2011 Khan conspired to recruit people to travel overseas to support terrorist activities and violence. Investigators say Wolfe planned to travel to the Middle East to help radical groups fighting in Syria.

Khan and Wolfe face up to 15 years in federal prison. Both are in federal custody with a detention hearing scheduled for Friday.

The investigation involved the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Central Texas.

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