The Virginia man accused of planning a suicide bombing at the U.S. Capitol will stay behind bars as he awaits trial.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern has details from Washington in our ongoing series on national security:

Amine el-Khalifi is waiving his right to preliminary hearings, sending his case straight to a grand jury for indictment.  The 29-year-old Moroccan has been living in the U.S. illegally for more than a decade.  He was arrested about two blocks from the Capitol last week wearing what he thought was a suicide vest.  The explosives were inert, supplied by an undercover FBI operative posing as an al-Qaeda member.

Court documents reveal Khalifi talked about an attack at a synagogue or a restaurant before setting his sights on the U.S. Capitol.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.