US army sergeant arrested on suspicion of supporting Isis

US army sergeant arrested on suspicion of supporting Isis

The sergeant had served in Iraq (Stock image)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A US army sergeant has been arrested on suspicion of providing material support to Isis extremists following an investigation led by the FBI.

Sergeant Ikaika Kang had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but is currently stationed in Hawaii, according to The Express Tribune.

Kang was under FBI and Army investigation for more than a year and bureau officials took him into custody on Saturday (July 8).

At the US District Court in Honolulu a criminal complaint was filed which says Kang has sworn allegiance to Isis.

The FBI has also released a statement which claims the 34-year-old allegedly tried to provide training and military documents to Islamic State.

But the FBI added that the air traffic control specialist is a “lone actor” and he is not known to have any associations with anyone who could threaten Hawaii.

The man was assigned to the Schofield Barracks on Oahu, where more than 22,000 military personnel and family members live.