A 22-year-old Dearborn man was arrested at Metro Airport Sunday as he attempted to fly to the Middle East to fight for a terrorist group.
The FBI says Mohamed Hamdan, a Lebanese national who has lived as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. since 2007, had planned to fly to Lebanon and onto Syria to join the terrorist group Hizballah and fight in the Syrian civil war.
Hizballah is a designated terrorist organization under U.S. law, which makes it illegal to provide money, goods or services to the organization.
Hamden was charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically Hizballah.
The FBI says an informant recorded conversations with Hamdan during which he discussed his plans to become an active member of Hizballah. Hamdan appeared in federal court on Monday where he was ordered temporarily detained pending a hearing next Monday.