Video shows Tri-State resident Christopher Cornell plotting terror attack

Posted at 7:22 PM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 07:49:36-05

CINCINNATI -- A newly-released video shows Green Township resident Christopher Cornell discussing possible targets for a terror attack with a government informant.

Department of Justice officials released the 15-minute video Monday after Cornell was sentenced to spend 30 years in prison for the planned attack at the U.S. Capitol.

Watch the full video above.

Cornell can be seen discussing possible locations and events to target and strategizing an attack in the video, while the informant remains off-camera.

"I say as soon as we get ready to attack, we set the explosives off at a specific time, like five minutes beforehand, so it goes 'bang, bang, bang' and we go straight in," he says in the video.

Cornell talks about how he didn't want to hurt women or children, but specifically wanted to target government officials.

"If I was going to go for 9/11 style, I could easily do that. But I don't want to do that, it's nonsense to me. It doesn't really affect the government, it doesn't it doesn't stop anything. … I want to affect the government itself."

Cornell also discusses ideas for where they could hide from authorities after an attack and how they would survive on the run.

"I don't want to take any chances, because nowadays, you don't know what's going on," Cornell says in the video. "Tomorrow, something could happen. So I want to make sure we don't take too long."

Cornell was arrested before he ever carried out an attack.