A federal grand jury has now indicted the Green Township man accused of planning an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Chris Cornell faces charges of attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and solicitation to commit violence.
Cornell has a hearing Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in federal court.
Court documents say he planned to build, plant and detonate pipe bombs at and near the Capitol and then use firearms to shoot and kill employees and officers there.
Chris Cornell, a Green Township terrorist suspect, will continue to be held without bail in the Butler County Jail. Friday Magistrate Stephanie Bowman agreed with Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Mangan that he is a threat to the public and a flight risk.
Before the hearing, the suspect's father, John Cornell, told reporters there was "no way" his son could have come up with such a plan on his own.
ISIS sympathizer Christopher Cornell has a detention hearing set for Friday afternoon in front of Magistrate Stephanie Bowman.
The Green Township man was arrested Wednesday after trying to buy a couple of semi-automatic weapons and 600 rounds of ammunition in a plot that the FBI says Cornell told an informant about. The specifics are listed in the criminal complaint.
"build, plant and detonate pipe bombs at and near the U.S. Capitol, then use firearms to shoot and kill employees and officials in the U.S. Capitol."