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Prosecutors call wannabe Islamic State fighter a flight risk

  • This undated photo provided by the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana shows Akram Musleh, of Brownsburg, Ind. FBI agents arrested Musleh as he tried to board a bus to New York and join the Islamic State terror group overseas, federal authorities said Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana shows Akram Musleh, of Brownsburg, Ind. FBI agents arrested Musleh as he tried to board a bus to New York and join the Islamic State terror group overseas, federal authorities said Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana shows Akram Musleh, of Brownsburg, Ind. FBI agents arrested Musleh as he tried to board a bus to New York and join the Islamic State terror group overseas, federal authorities said Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana shows Akram Musleh, of Brownsburg, Ind. FBI agents arrested Musleh as he tried to board a bus to New York and join the Islamic State terror group overseas, federal authorities said Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Federal prosecutors say an 18-year-old Indiana man accused of trying to travel overseas to join the Islamic State militant organization should be held until trial because he's a flight risk.

The government's motion filed in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis seeks to have Akram Musleh detained until he's tried on a charge of providing material support to the Islamic State.

It argues there's "a serious risk" Musleh will flee and cites the Brownsburg, Indiana, man's alleged repeated attempts to travel overseas to join the group.

Musleh faces a Monday detention hearing.

His public defender hasn't responded to requests for comment.

FBI agents arrested Musleh in Indianapolis Tuesday as he tried to board a New York-bound bus. Prosecutors say he planned to fly to Morocco then travel to Islamic State-controlled territory.