FBI: Ohio man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials

An Ohio man is accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. Capitol to wage jihad on the government. Federal investigators say Christopher Lee Cornell was planning to set off pipe bombs in Washington then

News 12 Staff

Jan 15, 2015, 6:02 PM

Updated 3,415 days ago

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FBI: Ohio man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials
An Ohio man is accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. Capitol to wage jihad on the government.
Federal investigators say Christopher Lee Cornell was planning to set off pipe bombs in Washington then shoot politicians as they ran out of buildings. 
According to investigators, Cornell told an informant he wanted to support the Islamic State. 
Cornell was arrested in front of a Cincinnati gun store. 
Another Cincinnati man was accused of threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner just days ago. 


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