Islamic State plot suspected
A 23- year- old New Jersey man was arrested and charged with trying to aid Is- lamic State, and court records show he was part of a group of young men who had planned to travel overseas from New York and New Jersey, federal officials said.
Alaa Saadeh of West New York, N. J., was charged with attempting to provide support to a terrorist organization and with witness tampering after he was arrested at his home, according to the U. S. attorney’s office in New Jersey.
Court records tied to Saadeh’s arrest suggest that as many as five men were involved in the plot. Saadeh and his brother, whose full name was not disclosed, also spoke of “uniting ” their group once they reached territory controlled by Islamic State.