Cincinnati-area man charged with allegedly planning to attack U.S. Capitol

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 21, 2015 2:19 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Cincinnati-area man was charged on Wednesday with planning an attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to an indictment handed down on Wednesday.

U.S. prosecutors accused Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, of plotting between August 2014 and January an attack that would have killed U.S. officers and employees, and of owning two semi-automatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition.

(Reporting by Aruna Viswanatha; Editing by Bill Trott)