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Terror suspect arrested near Canadian border

The Syrian Civil War, which just saw its 3-year anniversary, has seen terrorist groups wind themselves into the rebel factions fighting the regime.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   March 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM

The FBI arrested Nicholas Teausant, 20, Monday night near the Canadian border where he was allegedly traveling before going to fight with Islamists in Syria.

FBI officials caught up with Teausant just south of the border in Washington state on a northbound Amtrak train. He had been planning to travel to Syria to join the fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a group designated by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization. His plans were disrupted, however, when his supposed contact with the group turned out to be an FBI informant.

Teausant has been also accused of planning a bombing on the L.A. subway last year. All of this comes after Teausant joined the National Guard two years ago. He has been formally charged with "providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization." If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

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