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A 32-year-old Syrian man was arrested Thursday in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis over suspected links with terrorist group ISIS, police said Friday.

The arrest came following a complaint that was his wife filed against him over domestic abuse, according to the police. She also told authorities that her husband was an ISIS supporter.

The man, who was not named, is expected to stand before a state prosecutor on Friday, police said.

The couple currently live with their two young children in the northern city of Thessaloniki.

They had requested asylum in northern Greece in June 2016, landing on the island of Leros following the peak of the migrant crisis.

A police official stated that the man was arrested for violating a restriction order imposed after his wife accused him of beating her and taking part in “terrorist acts.”

Police searched their home following his wife’s complaint and found data on his phone that they said support the allegations of ISIS links, a police official said, according to AFP.

“We are investigating his participation, and its extent, in past terrorist acts outside Greece,” police added.

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