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Competency hearing set in Ohio for Capitol plot suspect

  • FILE - This Jan. 14, 2016, booking file photo made available by the Boone County Jail in Burlington, Ky., shows Christopher Lee Cornell on the anniversary of his arrest by FBI agents who said he bought weapons for an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Cornell, a suburban Cincinnati man, the beard and long hair he had when arrested gone, has been calling himself again by his birth name and appears competent to stand trial on charges that he plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, according to testimony Monday, April 18, 2016. (Boone County Jail via AP, File)

    FILE - This Jan. 14, 2016, booking file photo made available by the Boone County Jail in Burlington, Ky., shows Christopher Lee Cornell on the anniversary of his arrest by FBI agents who said he bought weapons for an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Cornell, a suburban Cincinnati man, the beard and long hair he had when arrested gone, has been calling himself again by his birth name and appears competent to stand trial on charges that he plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, according to testimony Monday, April 18, 2016. (Boone County Jail via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. Cornell, a suburban Cincinnati man, the beard and long hair he had when arrested gone, has been calling himself again by his birth name and appears competent to stand trial on charges that he plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, according to testimony Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail, File)

    FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. Cornell, a suburban Cincinnati man, the beard and long hair he had when arrested gone, has been calling himself again by his birth name and appears competent to stand trial on charges that he plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, according to testimony Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail, File)  (The Associated Press)

A federal judge plans to hear arguments and testimony on whether an Ohio man charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group is competent to stand trial.

U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith earlier ordered a mental evaluation of 22-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell after his attorneys raised questions about his mental state. Reports have been filed under seal.

Defense attorney Martin Pinales (pi-NEL'-uhs) says Monday's hearing will be "an important factor in getting this case resolved."

There's no trial date for Cornell, who has been held without bond since his January 2015 arrest near Cincinnati. He has pleaded not guilty to four charges, including attempted murder of U.S. officials and employees. His father has said he was misled and coerced by "a snitch."