Christopher Cornell allegedly protested a 9/11 memorial ceremony in the fall of 2013, according to accounts from local police officers.
Cornell, the Green Township man accused of plotting a terror attack against the U.S. Capitol, attended the 2013 event with a sign that read, ‘9/11 was an inside job,” said Lt. Mitch Hill of the Green Township Police Department.
“[Cornell] was present at the 2013 event,” Hill said. “He just stood there with his sign. I’m not sure if he even spoke.”
Hill said Cornell was on the department’s radar, although officers hadn’t run across him within the past 12 months.
“He committed no crimes. We filed no reports. He was constitutionally protected to do that at the event.”