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.

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.”

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