Ohio man arrested for 'plotting' ISIS-inspired attack on Capitol


B00Mer
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Ohio man arrested for 'plotting' ISIS-inspired attack on Capitol



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 -– also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah -– was arrested earlier today on charges of attempting to kill a U.S. government official.

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Government documents say the FBI first noticed Cornell after he voiced support for violent “jihad” on a Twitter account.

Further investigation revealed his intent to attack the U.S. Capitol, and he planned to detonate pipe bombs there and open fire on any employees and officials after the bombs went off, according to government documents.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies across the country, notifying them of the case.

“The alleged activities of Cornell highlight the continued interest of US-based violent extremists to support designated foreign terrorist organizations overseas, such as ISIL, by committing terrorist acts in the United States,” the bulletin read. “Terrorist group members and supporters will almost certainly continue to use social media platforms to disseminate English language violent extremist messages."

source: Ohio Man Arrested for Alleged ISIS-Inspired Attack Plot on US Capitol - ABC News
 
taxslave
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Give him an ISIL inspired beheading.
 
gopher
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Nice of him to openly display those ideas on Twitter so that the FBI could catch him before he hatched his plans.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

Nice of him to openly display those ideas on Twitter so that the FBI could catch him before he hatched his plans.

Stupid criminals ..