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Ohio Man Arrested in Attempt to Join ISIS

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A bond hearing is set for an Ohio man accused of trying to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State group.

A federal prosecutor in Columbus says Aaron Daniels wired $250 to an Islamic State group operative in January and told an undercover informant about his interest in traveling overseas to commit jihad.

Court documents say Daniels purchased a ticket on Nov. 5 to travel to Trinidad and Tobago and told an undercover FBI ageny that he wanted to go from there to Libya. He had previously told an informant that he was interested in going to Libya to join the fundamentalist group.

Daniels’ court-appointed attorney has declined to comment.

Daniels was taken into custody Monday at John Glenn Columbus International Airport after a months-long investigation.

Prosecutors want the 20-year-old Daniels kept in jail. Magistrate Judge Terence Kemp scheduled a Thursday morning hearing.