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An armed man has been killed after attempting to break into an FBI building in Ohio, possibly angry at Trump's assault.

The FBI has been the target of intimidation since its agents raided Trump's Florida estate on Monday as part of an investigation into documents obtained from the White House.

The FBI Cincinnati Field Office after reports that a man attempted to attack the building, in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 11, 2022.
A man attempted to attack a building in Cincinnati, Ohio. FBI Cincinnati Field Office, Aug. 11, 2022, after reports that Photo by Jeffrey Dean/Reuters

An armed man who attempted to break into the FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio, was then shot in a cornfield. He died in a shootout with police on Thursday after a car chase and prolonged standoff, officials said.

Police have yet to identify the dead man, and twice news he declined to comment on his motives during briefings. The New York Times and his NBC News identified him as Ricky Schiffer, 42, citing unnamed sources.

A man by that name has forewarned an attack on his Truth Social, the media created by former President Donald Trump.

"If you don't hear from me, it's true that I tried to attack the F.B.I. Either I was cut off from the internet, or the F.B.I.

His post, including one expressing extreme views, was deleted after police told reporters that a Cincinnati suspect had been murdered.

NBC News, citing two unnamed officials familiar with the matter, said the suspect was arrested at the US Capitol in Washington during the Jan. 6, 2021 assault by a Trump supporter. said he was in

Some Trump supporters question Russia's support for the 2016 presidential election and its links with the FBI, including a court-authorized search of his Florida home Monday. , filed a complaint with the FBI.

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The FBI said that as part of an investigation into documents removed from the White House when Trump resigned in January 2021, FBI agents Since the Mar-a-Lago mansion was raided, it has been the subject of online threats.

FBI Wednesday also citing increased social media threats to agents and facilities to avoid protesters and ensure security keycards are "not visible outside FBI space." He also warned agents to be aware of their surroundings and potential protesters.

FBI Director Christopher Wray described domestic violent extremism as the most serious security threat to the United States, following Thursday's events. issued a statement condemning the "baseless attack on the integrity of the FBI."

"Violence and intimidation against law enforcement, including the FBI, is dangerous and should be of deep concern to all Americans," Wray said.

The Ohio case began around 9:15 a.m. Thursday when the suspect tried unsuccessfully to enter her FBI visitor screening facility. According to the FBI, when he encountered agents, he fled the area in a white car heading north on Interstate 71.

Ohio Highway Patrol spokesman Nathan Dennis said in a news briefing that a chase ensued and the suspect opened fire on state police with weapons.

Vehicle was eventually stopped and a shootout ensued between the suspect and police officers, he said. No police were injured, he added.

"All day today, law enforcement officers tried to negotiate with the suspect. After a while, the negotiations failed," Dennis said.

"The suspect then pointed his gun at law enforcement and law enforcement officers opened fire on the spot," Dennis said. The suspect said he died at the scene.

— Additional report by Associated Press

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