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Man That Attempted To Join ISIS To Face Court

Described as a "lone wolf"

Man That Attempted To Join ISIS To Face Court

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A young Australian man caught at Sydney Airport allegedly trying to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic State is expected to face a Sydney court.

The 22-year-old was carrying army-style clothing and survival kits when he was arrested at Sydney Airport on Thursday, police say.

They allege he intended to buy a one-way ticket to Lebanon or Turkey and charged him with preparing for an incursion into a foreign country with the intention to carry out violent acts on Thursday evening.

The Sydney man, who police described as a "lone wolf", is expected to appear before Central Local Court on Friday.

"We believe he was acting alone in this particular act and was radicalised by himself," Deputy Commissioner Dave Hudson told reporters in Sydney.

"We are alleging through online communication he was radicalised and then made a decision to travel overseas and fight for Islamic State.

Mr Hudson said the man had been engaging with people overseas, but doesn't believe his family had prior knowledge of his attempt to flee the country.

Police raided his Panania home on Thursday, removing evidence in brown paper bags and seizing a computer.

The foreign incursion charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.