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Hawaiian Soldier Arrested, Accused of Trying to Support ISIS: Army

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    Hawaiian Soldier Arrested, Accused of Trying to Support ISIS: Army
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    A court sketch of Ikaika Kang, the Hawaiian solder who was arrested for allegedly attempting to help the Islamic State.

    A Hawaiian soldier was arrested and accused of trying to provide military documents and training to ISIS, the Army said in a statement Monday.

    The active-duty soldier, identified as Ikaika Kang, 34, was taken into custody Saturday by an FBI SWAT team, NBC News reported. He swore a pledge of loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, and said he wanted to kill "a bunch of people," according to the FBI.

    The Army and the FBI had been investigating Kang for more than a year, Paul D. Delacourt, the FBI's special agent in charge in Honolulu, said in the statement.

    In a statement to NBC, Birney Bervar, Kang's attorney, said his client "may have some service-related mental health issues which the government was aware of, but neglected to treat."