The lawyer representing a New York man accused of trying to support the Islamic State group says he’s concerned about the man’s mental competency and received a federal judge’s permission for an evaluation.

Attorney Jeremy Schwartz made the request Monday as Arafat Nagi (NAH’-gee) pleaded not guilty to a two-count indictment charging him with attempting to support a terrorist organization. Prosecutors say the United States-born Nagi bought combat gear and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group online and was planning his third trip to Turkey when arrested at his Lackawanna home last month.

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