Edmonton area teen facing charges for allegedly trying to join ISIS

March 20, 2015 8:51 PM

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Edmonton area teen facing charges for allegedly trying to join ISIS

A 17-year-old Edmonton-area youth is in custody facing charges for allegedly trying to leave Canada to join the Islamic State terrorist group.

The teen, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested without incident by the RCMP's Integrated National Security Enforcement team in Beaumont on Thursday and then denied bail after appearing in Edmonton's Youth Court.

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