Sergeant Ikaika Kang, 34, has been an arrested after a year-long investigation by the FBI and Army.
A US Army soldier was a ‘double agent’ who worked for ISIS and passed on military documents, police have said.
Sergeant Ikaika Kang, 34, was arrested on Saturday following a year-long investigation carried out by the Army and FBI.
He told an undercover agent he wanted to “kill a bunch of people”, it is claimed.
It’s alleged the sergeant, based in Hawaii, has sworn allegiance to bloodthirsty terror group Islamic State.
According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, Kang is also accused of attempting to provide military documents and training to the group.
Federal authorities believe that Kang, who was assigned to the Army’s Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu, was a “lone actor” who had no known associations with anyone who might pose a threat to Hawaii.
He was due to make an initial court appearance on Monday afternoon.
Kang, an air traffic control specialist, enlisted in the Army shortly after the 9/11 attacks.
His father Clifford told Hawaii Now News : “Im just in shock. He’s a great kid.
“He’s not real outgoing, he’s never been, but neither was I.”
Kang attained the rank of sergeant first class, served three overseas tours of duty – one each in South Korea (2002-03), Iraq (2010-11) and Afghanistan (2013-14), according to his Army service record.
The Schofield Barracks, about 17 miles from Honolulu, was established in 1908 as a garrison for the Army’s defense of Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu, and is home to more than 22,000 military personnel and family members.
The Army has sought to prevent a repeat of Islamist militant violence by one of its own since the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas by then-Army Major Nidal Hasan, a U.S.-born Muslim who killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in an attack he claimed as retribution for American wars in the Muslim world.