An Ohio man was charged Thursday of plotting to attack the United States after receiving military training from the Islamic State in Syria, the Department of Justice said.
Court documents said 23-year-old Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, of Columbus, sought ISIS training in April 2014. He traveled to Syria, where he learned about explosives, shooting, breaking into homes and hand-to-hand combat.
Mohamud told officials he was instructed to carry out an attack in the United States.
“Upon his return to the United States, he discussed carrying out acts in the United States,” U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart said.
Mohamud was arrested Feb. 21. He was charged with providing material support to terrorists, providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and making false statements regarding international terrorism.