The father of the man arrested by the FBI on Wednesday and accused of plotting an attack on lawmakers told CNN his son was entrapped by the FBI.
— Tammy Mutasa (@TammyMutasaWLWT) January 15, 2015
John Cornell said his son Christopher, who lived at home with his parents, did not have $1,900 to spend on two M-15 semi-automatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition.
“I think Chris was coerced into a lot of this,” the elder Cornell said.
“He very seldom left the house,” he said, adding that his son didn’t own a car. “There’s no way he could have carried out any kind of terrorist plot.”
— WCPO (@WCPO) January 15, 2015