NBC News: National Guard private from California was arrested trying to cross the U.S. border into Canada on Sunday and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to join al Qaeda and fight for “Allah’s Army.”
The criminal complaint against Nicholas Teausant also alleges he discussed a potential strike against the Los Angeles subway system with a confidential source.
Teausant, 20, was arrested without incident on a bus in Blaine, Wash., according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Sacramento, Calif. Prosecutors charge that Teausant, a student at San Joaquin Delta Community College in Stockton, Calif., headed north “with the intent of continuing to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a foreign terrorist organization more widely known as al Qaeda in Iraq.”
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