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Gun store owner cooperates with FBI in terror plot investigation


THE F.B.I. WAS TIPPED OFF BY AN INFORMANT. BRIAN THANKS FOR THAT UPDATE. MUCH OF THIS INVESTIGATION IS ALSO FOCUSED IN COLERAIN TOWNSHIP TONIGHT, THE SITE OF THE GUN SHOP WHERE THIS ARREST WENT DOWN TODAY. WLWT NEWS 5’S JOHN LONDON IS LIVE FOR US AT THE GUN SHOP WITH MORE. HE TALKED WITH THE OWNER. THE OWNER OF POINT BLANK WEST WHERE WE ARE NOW OFF OF HARRISON, JOHN DEAN, DESCRIBES THIS EXPERIENCE AS SURREAL. HE SAYS THAT IS THE RIGHT WORD FOR IT. HIS PART IN THIS WAS THIS MORNING WHEN AN AGENT CAME HERE AND SAID THERE IS GOING TO BE SOMEONE COMING IN TO BUY A COUPLE OF GUNS, WE WANT YOU TO GO AHEAD AND COOPERATE WITH THE PURCHASE. OF COURSE HE DECIDED THAT HE WOULD COOPERATE WITH THE F.B.I. AND WHEN THE MAN CAME IN, HE MADE THE PURCHASE, HE SOLD THEM THOSE GUNS AND THEN WHEN HE CAME OUT INTO THIS PARKING LOT, THAT IS WHEN THE AGENTS CAME AND TACKLED HIM AND TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY. THAT MAN LATER IDENTIFIED AS CHRISTOPHER CORNELL. HERE NOW IS WHAT THE OWNER OF POINT-BLANK WEST, JOHN DEAN, TOLD US JUST A SHORT TIME AGO. SHORTLY AFTER WE OPENED WE HAD AN AGENT TO STOP BY THE STORE. HE SAID THAT SOMEONE WOULD BE COMING BY TO PURCHASE TWO GUNS, AND THEY WANT US TO GO AHEAD AND HANDLE THE SALE FOR THEM. AND SHORTLY AFTER HE ARRIVED HE IDENTIFIED THE PERSON AT THE DOOR WHO WAS GOING TO BE COMING IN, AND SO I HELPED THE PERSON WITH THE PURCHASE. AS SOON AS THE PURCHASE WAS OVER THEN HE LEFT THE DOOR AND SEVERAL AGENTS CAME OUT AND TACKLED HIM HERE IN THE PARKING LOT, AND TOOK HIM DOWN. THAT WAS BASICALLY THE WHOLE INCIDENT. WHAT TIME WAS THAT ROUGHLY? A LITTLE AFTER 10:00 TODAY, YEAH, UH-HUH. YOU HAD NO IDEA — UNTIL TEN MINUTES BEFORE. DID THEY GIVE YOU A HEAD UP THEY WERE GOING TO COME AT ALL BEFORE THAT OR — WE’VE BEEN COOPERATING WITH FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR ABOUT A WEEK ON THIS. I MEAN THEY’D COME BY. THEY SAID THEY HAD A PERSON THAT MAY BE INTERESTED IN MAKING A PURCHASE FROM US, AND WANTED US TO KEEP US IN THE LOOP AND HOW WE SHOULD PROCEED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THEY MADE THEIR PLANS. WHAT WAS MR. CORNELL LIKE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE — YOU SAID YOU HELPED HIM BUY THE GUN, WHAT WAS HE LIKE DURING THAT TIME? YOU KNOW WHAT, HE WAS A LITTLE SHY, YOU KNOW, BUT TALKATIVE, NOTHING REALLY OUT OF THE ORDINARY ABOUT HIM AT ALL. CERTAINLY NOTHING THAT WOULD INDICATE THAT HE WAS INVOLVED IN SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE. JOHN DEAN THE OWNER OF POINT-BLANK WEST HERE IS SAYING HE HAD NEVER SEEN CHRISTOPHER CORNELL IN THIS SHOP BEFORE, AND HE TOLD US HE DIDN’T REALLY KNOW THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS UNTIL AFTER THE FACT WHEN ALL OF THE MEDIA REPORTS STARTED TO HIT, AND HE HAD NO REAL SAFETY CONCERN, AND AS WE MENTIONED AT THE TOP, HE FELT THAT THIS WAS JUST PRETTY MUCH A REAL SURREAL EXPERIENCE HERE. REPORTING LIVE, JOHN LONDON, WLWT NEWS 5. ALL RIGHT JOHN LONDON REPORTING LIVE FOR US. JOHN, THANK YOU. AND I’M SO GLAD THAT HE WAS ABLE TO TALK WITH US ABOUT THIS AND GIVE US HIS PERSPECTIVE OF HOW THIS UNFOLDED TODAY, AND REALLY

1 Comment

Captian Marvel

Jan 1, 2015, 6:32 am Reply

Reporters ask the stupidest questions but why did they not ask him what kind of guns to be bye

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