According to the Ohio Highway State Patrol, an armed man who attempted to break into the FBI’s Cincinnati headquarters was shot and killed by police after fleeing the scene, resulting in an hour-long standoff Thursday afternoon.
According to Lt. Nathan Dennis, a patrol spokeswoman, the guy was shot after he pointed a pistol against officers about 3 p.m.
Officials said the man was wearing body armor and had been followed along a highway before abandoning his car on adjoining county roads flanked by woodlands and farm fields approximately 45 miles northeast of Cincinnati.
Officials warned of an upsurge in threats against federal investigators in the days following a search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
According to federal officials, the individual “attempted to breach” the FBI office’s visitor screening area and fled when officers confronted him. Dennis claims that after running onto Interstate 71, he was noticed by a trooper and fired rounds as the policeman followed him.
The man fled the freeway north of Cincinnati, abandoning his car on country roads and exchanging gunfire with authorities.
Since federal officials carried out a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, threats against FBI employees and offices around the nation have increased recently. On the social media platform Gab, which is favored by white nationalists and antisemites, members have warned that they are getting ready for an armed uprising.
No matter who you are angry with, violence against police officers is never the solution, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned on Wednesday in Omaha, Nebraska.
Source: Boston Herald