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Wisconsin man charged with trying to join Islamic State group in the Middle East

  • In the Feb. 2, 2014 photo provided by the Rock County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office is Joshua Van Haften, 34, of Madison, Wisconsin. Van Haften was arrested Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after returning on a flight from Turkey. He is charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. (Rock County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

    In the Feb. 2, 2014 photo provided by the Rock County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office is Joshua Van Haften, 34, of Madison, Wisconsin. Van Haften was arrested Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after returning on a flight from Turkey. He is charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. (Rock County Sheriff’s Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chasyn Carter, right, of North Charleston, S.C., embraces Candice Ancrum, of Summerville, S.C., during a candlelight vigil outside city hall protesting the shooting death of Walter Lamer Scott, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. Scott was killed by a North Charleston police office after a traffic stop on Saturday. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Chasyn Carter, right, of North Charleston, S.C., embraces Candice Ancrum, of Summerville, S.C., during a candlelight vigil outside city hall protesting the shooting death of Walter Lamer Scott, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. Scott was killed by a North Charleston police office after a traffic stop on Saturday. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by the Dane County Sheriff's Offce, Joshua Van Haften, 34, appears as he is booked Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Madison, Wisc. Van Haften, accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria, was ordered held without bond Thursday for trying to aid a terrorist group. (AP Photo/Dane County Sheriff's Office)

    In this photo provided by the Dane County Sheriff's Offce, Joshua Van Haften, 34, appears as he is booked Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Madison, Wisc. Van Haften, accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria, was ordered held without bond Thursday for trying to aid a terrorist group. (AP Photo/Dane County Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

A Wisconsin man is accused of traveling to the Middle East in an attempt to join the Islamic State group.

Thirty-four-year-old Joshua Van Haften was arrested Wednesday night at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. A criminal complaint charges him with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Van Haften is scheduled to appear Thursday morning in federal court in Madison.

The complaint alleges Van Haften, of Madison, had talked to people about his plan before leaving the United States. It says he left the United States in August for Istanbul.

The complaint cites Facebook posts from Van Haften that said he was unable to cross the border from Turkey into Syria. He had just returned on a flight from Turkey when he was arrested.