A federal grand jury indicts two Austin-area men accused of trying to provide material support to terrorists.  Both have pleaded not guilty.

 

 

 

Michael Todd Wolfe, a 23-year old Houston native, was arrested at George Bush Intercontinental Airport while reportedly starting a circuitous trip to join Islamic militants fighting in Syria.

 

The second suspect, 23-year old Rahatul Ashikim Khan was taken into custody in his Round Rock home.  The University of Texas student, who became a US citizen in 2002, is accused of trying to recruit others to travel overseas to join the jihad. 

 

Authorities would not say whether the two cases are connected; both men were arrested on the same day.

 

If convicted, each man faces up to 15 years in prison.