© 2021 WYSO
Our Community. Our Nation. Our World.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
A Note from the General Manager about Excursions

Cincinnati Man Arrested In Terrorist Plot Due In Court Today

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man arrested in an FBI sting and charged with plotting to set off bombs at the U.S. Capitol and shoot government officials is due in court.

Twenty-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell, who lived with his parents in suburban Cincinnati, is scheduled to appear in federal court for the first time on Friday afternoon.

Cornell was arrested Wednesday and charged with plotting to attack the Capitol with pipe bombs and guns.

Court documents say the arrest came after he posted on Twitter his support for Muslim terrorists and then met with FBI informant about his plans.

His father, John Cornell, said his son was taken in by a "snitch." He says they will fight the charges.