A Chicago man was arrested on charges that he was about to travel overseas to fight alongside al-Qaida, possibly even to carry out a suicide bombing, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Shaker Masri, 26, a U.S. citizen who lived in a Gold Coast high-rise, was ordered held without bail by a federal judge as a danger and a flight risk.

A criminal complaint charged Masri with knowingly attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and a second terrorist group based in Somalia and affiliated with al-Qaida.

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