Ohio man planned terror attack on US Capitol with bombs, guns

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This Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. Cornell plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol in Washington and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group, the FBI said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail)
John Cornell, father of Christopher Lee Cornell, talks on the phone at his home, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Green Township, Ohio. His son Christopher, also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, told an FBI informant they should "wage jihad," and showed his plans for bombing the Capitol and shooting people, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Ohio on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)
Lights illuminate the U.S. Capitol, which is covered in scaffolding for restoration, in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. A man who plotted to attack the Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen Wednesday evening, Jan. 14, 2015. A man who plotted to attack the U.S. congressional building and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Ohio charges Christopher Lee Cornell with attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States. The Capitol Dome is covered with scaffolding for a long-term repair project. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen Wednesday evening, Jan. 14, 2015. A man who plotted to attack the U.S. congressional building and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Ohio charges Christopher Lee Cornell with attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States. The Capitol Dome is covered with scaffolding for a long-term repair project. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 14: Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., walks behind an armored Capitol Police truck as the House wraps up votes for the week on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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By RYAN GORMAN

Federal agents may have stopped a major terror attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Christopher Cornell, who also goes by the name Raheel Ubdayah, was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for plotting an assault on Congress, ABC News reported.

The Cincinnati man was picked up after buying two assault rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition, sources told the network. Fox News is reporting the purchase was made from an undercover officer.

Cornell's plan was to enter the iconic building, detonate multiple pipe bombs and gun down anyone who got in his way, according to an affidavit obtained by ABC.

The Islamic State sympathizer was first discovered by federal agents after "voicing support for violent 'jihad,'" according to ABC.

Further investigation into the man's background revealed his horror plot and led both the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to issue a nationwide bulletin, according to the report.

"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, according to the network.

"Terrorist group members and supporters will almost certainly continue to use social media platforms to disseminate English language violent extremist messages."

Twitter accounts belonging to media and the U.S. government have notably been hacked by extremists in the past several days.

Those infiltrations were used to post anti-American messages and supposedly secret government documents.

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View the federal documents detailing Cornell's suspected plot and arrest below:



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