Two Austin Area Men Arrested on Charges of Terrorism
Two Central Texas men are facing charges that they provided material support to terrorists, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Rahatul Ashikim Khan, 23, was arrested Tuesday at his home on Pebblestone Trail in Round Rock. Authorities say he conspired with others to recruit people who would “travel overseas to support terrorist activities including committing violent jihad.”
Khan, was arrested in the Teravista community in Round Rock. Several residents there were notified of FBI activity Tuesday by a neighborhood social media site.
Court documents show Khan is a full-time student at the University of Texas at Austin.
In a separate case, Michael Todd Wolfe, also known as Faruq, 23, of Austin, was arrested as he prepared to board a flight to Europe. Officials say he was planning to travel to the Middle East “to provide his services to radical groups engaged in armed conflict in Syria.”
According to the federal criminal complaint, Wolfe told an undercover investigator that he was doing “Cross-Fit” to physically prepare for jihad.