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FBI Arrest Ohio Man Plotting To Bomb The US Capitol

Christopher Lee Cornell, of Cincinnati,was arrested today for plotting to blow up pipe bombs around the US Capitol.
FBI Arrest Ohio Man Plotting To Bomb The US Capitol

This has nothing to do with the France attacks, but I imagine the right wing will do their best to fearmonger the situation to their advantage. Maybe even try and push through The Patriot Act 2.0 or some such nonsense.

The FBI has arrested an Ohio man for allegedly plotting an ISIS-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he hoped to set off a series of bombs aimed at lawmakers, whom he allegedly considered enemies.

Christopher Lee Cornell, of Cincinnati, was arrested today on charges of attempting to kill a U.S. government official, authorities said.

According to government documents, he allegedly planned to detonate pipe bombs at the national landmark and open fire on any employees and officials fleeing after the explosions.

The FBI first noticed Cornell several months ago after an informant notified the agency that Cornell was allegedly voicing support for violent “jihad” on Twitter accounts under the alias “Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah,” according to charging documents. In addition, Cornell allegedly posted statements, videos and other content expressing support for ISIS -- the brutal terroristgroup also known as ISIL -- that is wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.


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