Honolulu, Hawaii – An active duty soldier was arrested Saturday night for alleged ties to the Islamic State, the FBI said.
Via Hawaii News Now:
An active duty Hawaii soldier has been arrested for alleged ties to the Islamic State terrorist group.
FBI special agents and SWAT arrested Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, on Saturday evening at his Waipahu apartment.
FBI spokesman Arnold Laanui said Kang is with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa.
Officials said the suspect, who graduated from Kaiser High School, was the subject of a year-long investigation.
He’s set to make his first appearance in federal court Monday afternoon.
An official told the AP that the solder was arrested because of connections he had with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
This story is still developing. TGP will update as more information becomes available.