Federal grand jury returns indictment charging Pakistani doctor working in Minnesota with attempting to help ISIS

A federal grand jury has returned a single-count indictment against a Rochester man.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 28-year-old Muhammad Masood is charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. He was originally charged in a criminal complaint in March and is in custody at Sherburne County Jail.

Pakistani doctor working in Minnesota charged with attempting to provide support to ISIS

According to the indictment, Masood was a licensed medical doctor in Pakistan and was formerly employed as a research coordinator at a clinic in Rochester under an H-1B visa. Between January and March of this year, he allegedly made several statements to others, including pledging allegiance to ISIS and its leader, and expressing a desire to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS.

It also alleges Masood expressed a desire to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks in the U.S. He was arrested by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force on March 19 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as he planned to fly to Los Angeles and then meet with an individual to travel to ISIS territory via cargo ship.