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.