Seattle man accused of trying to join ISIS, telling FBI he would be an executioner

The man allegedly spoke of becoming a martyr and wanting to behead someone.

A Washington state man has been arrested for alleged efforts to join the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said.

Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams, 20, of Seattle, was taken into custody at the departure gate of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last Friday as he attempted to board a flight to Cairo, federal prosecutors said. After being arrested, Williams agreed to speak with agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and allegedly stated that he intended to become an executioner or a machine-gunner for ISIS, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle.

It doesn’t matter what you guys do to me. I get rewarded for it, Williams told the FBI agents, according to the complaint. I want to die. We love our deaths more than you love your lives.

Williams was charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, federal prosecutors said. He made an initial video appearance in court on Tuesday and was ordered detained pending further proceedings. A federal public defender who was appointed to represent Williams did not immediately respond to ABC News request for comment.
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