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Man Arrested On Gun Charges Allegedly Supported ISIS

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Demonstrators call for the end to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorism during a Kurdish demonstration in front of the White House on August 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama warned Saturday that the US offensive in Iraq was a 'long-term project' to rout out militants and deliver aid to beleaguered civilians. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) | MANDEL NGAN via Getty Images

NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have accused a man arrested on gun charges at a New York City airport of sympathizing with Islamic State militants, CBS News reported on Monday.

Donald Morgan, 44, of North Carolina was arrested on Aug. 2 for being in possession of a rifle as a felon, according to court documents. He was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where he had arrived on a flight from Lebanon, CBS News reported.

At Morgan's bail hearing at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn last week, prosecutors asked a judge to deny him bail as he had "pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Twitter," and was a threat to the community, CBS reported.

Judge Ramon Reyes denied Morgan's bail request, court documents show.

His case is to be transferred to federal court in the Middle District of North Carolina, where his arrest warrant was initially filed in
May, according to court filings.

Morgan's attorney, Peter Kirchheimer, did not immediately respond to request for comment. (Reporting by Curtis Skinner; Editing by Scott Malone and Mohammad Zargham)

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