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(CINCINNATI) — The Cincinnati man accused of planning an attack on the U.S. Capitol Building was indicted on Wednesday.

Christopher Cornell faces one count of attempted murder of government employees and officials, one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of attempted crime of violence.

A federal grand jury said that Cornell intended to “unlawfully kill officers and employees of the United States…by attempting to attack the United States Capitol Building.” Cornell allegedly planned the attack from August 2014 through January 2015.

Cornell allegedly possessed two M15 semi-automatic rifles and about 600 rounds of ammunition, the indictment says.

Cornell was arrested on Jan. 14. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 22.

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