Is This New York Man an ISIS Terrorist?


A New York man who was arrested in May was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for allegedly trying to aid the terrorist group Islamic State and planning to kill returning U.S. soldiers.

Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester was charged with three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to Islamic State, one count of attempted murder of current and former members of the U.S. military, and federal weapons offenses, according to a news release from the Justice Department.

Federal authorities accused Elfgeeh, a U.S. citizen, of trying to help three people – two of whom are FBI informants – get to Syria in order to fight on behalf of Islamic State, the news release said.