An active duty Hawaii soldier remains in federal custody after he was arrested for allegedly trying to provide material support and training to the Islamic State group.
A criminal complaint alleges that Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, was arrested at his Waipahu apartment Saturday, shortly after pledging his loyalty to ISIS and telling an undercover federal agent that he wanted to kill “a bunch of people.”
“A probable cause arrest was made in the interest of public safety,” Honolulu FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul D. Delacourt said Monday, after Kang’s first appearance in federal court.
He added, “We believe that Kang was a lone actor and was not associated with others who present a threat to Hawaii.”
Originally published by Hawaii News Now.