Christopher Cornell's father John Cornell
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Father describes Ohio terror suspect as 'a mommy's boy'

The father of a man from Ohio who has been charged with plotting an attack on a government building in Washington has said his son had only recently converted to Islam.

John Cornell described his son as "a good kid" who was vulnerable and a "mommy's boy".

Christopher Cornell, 20, is alleged to have planned to attack the Capitol building, as well as posting Twitter messages in support of the group calling itself Islamic State.

  • 15 Jan 2015
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