The FBI is hunting an 20-year-old man from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, believed to have joined Islamic State in Syria.
Two years ago, the Al-Madioum family was vacationing in Morocco when their son Abdelhamid disappeared. For the previous few days he’d appeared agitated and was busier than usual on his phone.
Al-Madioum booked a flight to Istanbul from where he crossed into Syria to join ISIS.
When FBI agents searched Al-Madioum’s bedroom they discovered various personal effects that led them to believe he was radicalized. The Star Tribune believes material seized by the FBI suggests Al-Madioum was in electronic contact with ISIS recruiters.
While the FBI is not commenting on the investigation, Al-Madioum reportedly called his family a few days after their return to the States from Morocco. He told them he was working in a hospital in Mosul, Iraq.
There are currently at least five other open cases in Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune.
If you have information on Abdelhamid Al-Madioum or any other people you believe may have joined Islamic State, please contact the FBI here.