Federal investigators arrested a Cincinnati man and sympathizer of an Islamic terrorist group who is accused of plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Christopher Cornell, 20, who also goes by Raheel Ubaydah, was arrested after he purchased gun and 600 rounds of ammunition, according to a criminal complaint.
Cornell pledged an allegiance online to the Islamic State and often spoke of plans to commit acts of jihad. He planned "to travel to Washington, D.C., and kill employees and officers working in and around the U.S. Capitol," according to the complaint.
He is charged with attempted killing of a U.S. government officer and possession of a firearm in furtherance of attempted crime of violence.