A first in the fight against ISIS as a transit officer in the Nation's capitol is hit with terror charges.

FOX's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

A veteran of the Metro Transit Police force, the agency that protects this area's subway system and buses, is accused of trying to send money to ISIS. A charge that could carry a 20 year prison term.

36-year-old Nicholas Young has been with the police department since 2003, and on the FBI's radar since 2010 due to a connection with another man who pleaded guilty to supporting terrorists.

Young also told investigators he traveled to Libya twice in 2011 trying to join rebels to overthrow the Qaddafi regime.

Last month, prosecutors say Young purchased gift cards worth $245 intended for ISIS, but it was part of an FBI sting

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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