#AceWorldNews – USA:Jan.15:Federal authorities arrested a Cincinnati man Wednesday in connection with an alleged ISIL-inspired plot to attack the U.S. Capitol.
Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, who used the alias Raheel Mahrus Ubayda, is accused of revealing the plan to an FBI informant during meetings in Cincinnati where the suspect "discussed his support of ISIL (Islamic State) and waging jihad,” according to court documents.
"Christopher Cornell indicated that he considered the members of Congress as enemies and that he intended to conduct an attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington,” FBI Special Agent T.A. Staderman said in the seven-page complaint supporting charges of attempting to kill a U.S. government officer and possession of a firearm.
Federal authorities said the public was never in any danger because investigators were closely monitoring the activities of the suspect during the inquiry.