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US citizen brought from Pakistan to NYC to face charges he supported terror in martyrdom quest

  • In this courtroom sketch, Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh makes a brief appearance at federal court in New York, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Authorities say that the U.S. citizen traveled from Canada to Pakistan to train with al-Qaida in order to carry out jihad and conspired to kill American soldiers. (AP Photo/Jane Rosenberg)

    In this courtroom sketch, Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh makes a brief appearance at federal court in New York, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Authorities say that the U.S. citizen traveled from Canada to Pakistan to train with al-Qaida in order to carry out jihad and conspired to kill American soldiers. (AP Photo/Jane Rosenberg)  (The Associated Press)

  • Heavily armed U.S. Marshals stand guard outside federal court Thursday, April 2, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A U.S. citizen who authorities say traveled from Canada to Pakistan to train with al-Qaida in order to carry out jihad has been arrested and charged with conspiring to kill American soldiers, according to court papers unsealed Thursday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Heavily armed U.S. Marshals stand guard outside federal court Thursday, April 2, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A U.S. citizen who authorities say traveled from Canada to Pakistan to train with al-Qaida in order to carry out jihad has been arrested and charged with conspiring to kill American soldiers, according to court papers unsealed Thursday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Heavily armed U.S. Marshals stand guard outside federal court Thursday, April 2, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A U.S. citizen who authorities say traveled from Canada to Pakistan to train with al-Qaida in order to carry out jihad has been arrested and charged with conspiring to kill American soldiers, according to court papers unsealed Thursday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Heavily armed U.S. Marshals stand guard outside federal court Thursday, April 2, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A U.S. citizen who authorities say traveled from Canada to Pakistan to train with al-Qaida in order to carry out jihad has been arrested and charged with conspiring to kill American soldiers, according to court papers unsealed Thursday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (The Associated Press)

A U.S. citizen has been brought from Pakistan to New York City to face charges he supported a conspiracy to kill Americans.

Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh was scheduled to appear Thursday in Brooklyn federal court.

Authorities say Al Farekh conspired to support efforts to kill Americans and U.S. military members abroad.

Information on his lawyer was not immediately available.

An FBI official says Al Farekh and two other men planned to become martyrs when they left Canada in 2007.

Authorities say that, a year later, one of the men provided weapons to three men at an al-Qaida training camp in Pakistan. The trio has since been convicted in connection with a plan for a suicide attack on New York City's subway system.