Nearly 80 US citizens from 20 states have traveled abroad to fight with jihadist organizations since 2011
A Bangladeshi origin US citizen has been arrested at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City on charges of terrorism.
The arrestee was identified as Delowar Mohammad Hossain, 33, a resident of Bronx in New York.
He was about to board a flight to Thailand with Afghanistan as the final destination, according to authorities, reports CBS News.
His goal was to fight for the Taliban against US soldiers, the authorities said.
Hossain, dressed casually and shackled at the ankles, was arraigned in federal court on terror charges Friday afternoon.
Investigators said he had been planning to join the Taliban since September 2018, and had been under constant surveillance by the FBI, it reports.
In conversation with one agent, Hossain allegedly said, "I just want to take a frickin' machine gun and just shoot everybody and kill 'em all."
Since 2011, nearly 80 US citizens from 20 states have traveled abroad to fight with jihadist organizations, though most have gone to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS or al Qaeda.