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An Armed Man Tried to Break Into an FBI Building in Cincinnati

A police manhunt shut down two highways in Ohio on Thursday morning after an armed man reportedly brandished a weapon at the FBI office in Cincinnati. 

The situation began around 9 a.m. when a person with a gun “attempted to breach the Visitor Screening Facility” in Cincinnati, the FBI said. “After an alarm and a response by FBI special agents, the subject fled north onto Interstate 71.”

A spokesperson for the FBI in Cincinnati told VICE News the agency is not releasing additional information at this time. The Ohio State Highway Patrol did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The man reportedly fired a nail gun and held up an AR-15 style rifle before fleeing, according to NBC News, which cited two law enforcement sources.

The armed suspect drove off after making threats, local news station WLWT5 reported, citing FBI officials, leading Ohio State Patrol officers on a chase into nearby Clinton County. The pursuit led to the closure of two highways and local roads.

Police radio communications described a standoff near a cornfield, with officers saying the suspect had exited his vehicle and “pointed a pistol at us.” 

The gunman was described as “white male, orange shirt, bald, sunglasses.”

 An emergency services helicopter and a police armored vehicle were called in to respond to the incident, along with FBI negotiators. At one the officers on the radio said reportedly of the suspect, “Rifle down for the moment. He is on his knees.” 

The incident comes two days after FBI agents searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, seizing several boxes of evidence and documents. The FBI raid has triggered an angry backlash from Trump’s supporters on the far right, with some threatening the judge who authorized the warrant, and conservative leaders and pundits calling for “civil war.”

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.



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Keegan Hamilton, Khareem Sudlow