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US Armed man tries to breach FBI office, is injured in standoff

00:42  12 august  2022
00:42  12 august  2022 Source:   latimes.com

Suspect who tried to breach FBI office dies in standoff

  Suspect who tried to breach FBI office dies in standoff WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating the motives of an armed man who they say tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office, fled and died hours later in a rural standoff with law enforcement, a case unfolding as the FBI warns agents to take extra precautions amid increased social media threats to its employees and facilities. Officials have warned of a rise in threats against federal agents in the days following a search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. In the Cincinnati case, officials said a man tried to breach the visitor’s screening area at the FBI office Thursday morning and fled when agents confronted him.

An armed man decked out in body armor tried to breach a security screening area at an FBI field office in Ohio on Thursday, then fled and was injured in an exchange of gunfire in a standoff with law enforcement, authorities said.

In this image taken from Fox19 Cincinnati video, FBI officials gather outside the FBI building in Cincinnati on Thursday. (Fox19 Cincinnati video via Associated Press) © (Fox19 Cincinnati video via Associated Press) In this image taken from Fox19 Cincinnati video, FBI officials gather outside the FBI building in Cincinnati on Thursday. (Fox19 Cincinnati video via Associated Press)

The confrontation that began at the FBI's Cincinnati field office came as officials warned of an increase in threats against federal agents in the days following a search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

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  Man shot dead after allegedly trying to breach FBI office appears to have written furious Truth Social posts calling for violence after Mar-a-Lago raid The suspect, identified by numerous outlets as Ricky Shiffer, appeared to describe trying to break in to a local FBI office while he was doing it.My visits there as a White House reporter for Politico more than five years ago came during the earliest days of Trump's presidency. They gave me an up-close look into all of the controversy and celebrity hoopla that surrounded a man who just months earlier had become the most powerful person on the planet.

Federal officials said the man “attempted to breach” the visitor’s screening area at the FBI office and fled when agents confronted him. He was chased onto Interstate 71, and a shot was fired from his car, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The suspect left the interstate north of Cincinnati and abandoned his car on nearby rural roads, where he exchanged gunfire with police. The man has “unknown injuries,” but no one else was hurt, the patrol said. The standoff remained in progress as of midafternoon Thursday.

Officials in Ohio have locked down a mile radius near the interstate and urged residents and business owners to lock doors and stay inside. The interstate has been reopened.

There have been growing threats in recent days against FBI agents and offices across the country since federal agents executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago. On Gab, a social media site popular with white supremacists and antisemites, users have warned they are preparing for an armed revolution.

Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home

  Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home A gunman who tried to get inside the FBI's Cincinnati office threatened the agency after its search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.Federal investigators are examining social media accounts that they believe are tied to the gunman, 42-year-old Ricky Shiffer, and posts that urged violence after the FBI entered Mar-a-Lago in Florida, according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Federal officials have also been tracking an array of other concerning chatter on Gab and other platforms threatening violence against federal agents. FBI Director Christopher Wray denounced the threats as he visited another FBI office in Nebraska on Wednesday.

“Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with,” Wray said Wednesday in Omaha.

The FBI on Wednesday also warned its agents to avoid protesters and ensure their security key cards are “not visible outside FBI space,” citing an increase in social media threats to bureau personnel and facilities. It also warned agents to be aware of their surroundings and potential protesters.

The warning did not specifically mention this week’s search of Mar-a-Lago but attributed the online threats to “recent media reporting on FBI investigative activity.”

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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