On Saturday, an FBI SWAT team arrested an active-duty soldier stationed in Hawaii and charged him with attempting to provide military support to the Islamic State.
According to NBC News, Sgt. Ikaika Kang, 34, of Waipahu, is an air traffic control operator with the 25th Infantry Division at U.S. Army Pacific Command and was assigned to Schofield Barracks in Honolulu.
Kang is a decorated serviceman:
He was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and South Korea and has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Achievement Medal, the Humanitarian Service medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, among others.
Kang has been under investigation for more than a year, the report notes, and the FBI believes he was acting alone. He is expected to appear in federal court on Monday for providing material support, military documents and training, to ISIS.
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