UPDATED: Jan. 15, 2015 2:51 p.m.
WASHINGTON (WNEW/CBS News/AP) — United States officials have arrested an Ohio man in connection with a plan to attack the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Christopher Lee Cornell — also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah — was arrested by the FBI for the attempted killing of a U.S. government officer and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of attempted crime of violence.
The apparently ISIS-inspired plot, which included guns and bombs, was stopped very early in its formation. In the wake of the terror attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris, the U.S. has reaffirmed its commitment to preventing individuals from being radicalized by extremist groups like ISIS.
It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer. The FBI says the public was never in danger and he never made it to Washington.
The complaint alleges that an FBI informant began supplying agents with information about Cornell last year.
Prosecutors say he professed allegiance online to the Islamic State and spoke of plans to commit acts of jihad.
On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner credited government surveillance for thwarting the plot against the Capitol.
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