Yemeni man charged in U.S. with trying to support Islamic State

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Posted: Nov 21, 2016 2:42 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Yemeni man living in New York City was charged on Monday by U.S. authorities with attempting to provide support to Islamic State, including by expressing support for an attack in Times Square.

Mohammed Rafik Naji, 37, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn, where he lives. He was arrested earlier Monday, according to a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Bernard Orr)