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2 Austin-Area Men Arrested For Allegedly Supporting Terrorists

Updated: Thursday, June 19 2014, 03:19 PM CDT

Two men from the Austin area have been arrested for allegedly providing material support to terrorists.

According to U.S. Department of Justice officials, Rahatul Ashikim Khan (pictured left), 23, was arrested at his home in Round Rock Tuesday afternoon and Michael Todd Wolf (pictured right), 23, of Austin, was arrested the same day at George H.W. Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport in Houston, before boarding a flight to Europe.

Officials say from early 2011 to January 2012 Khan conspired with others to recruit persons to travel overseas to support terrorist activities, including committing violent jihad.

The federal criminal complaint against Wolfe claims he planned to travel to the Middle East to provide services to radical groups engaged in armed conflict in Syria.

Khan and Wolfe face up to 15 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine if convicted.

Both remain in federal custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for Friday.

Read the criminal complaints:

Michael Todd Wolf

Rahatul Ashikim Khan

We will update this story as we learn more.

(Booking photos from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and the Austin Police Department.)

Picture below is the Round Rock house where Rahat Khan was arrested:

2 Austin-Area Men Arrested For Allegedly Supporting Terrorists


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