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Ohio Man Arrested for Alleged Plot to Bomb U.S. Capitol

An Ohio man was arrested by the FBI today on charges he was planning to bomb the U.S. Capitol and several lawmakers in particular, in an attack inspired by ISIS.

According to ABC News, Christopher Lee Cornell was planning to set off pipe bombs at the Capitol building and shooting any people he spotted trying to flee.

He posted some very disturbing messages online, like pro-jihad posts on Twitter and telling the FBI’s informant that “we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything.”

He met the informant several times in the past few months, even saying at one of the meetings that he views members of Congress as enemies and would love to target them in an attack.

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