(CNN)A law enforcement confrontation with a man who tried to break into an FBI field office in Cincinnati on Thursday led to a suspected ended with the death of a person. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Lt. Nathan Dennis said law enforcement officers tried to detain the suspect after negotiations failed, but the suspect pointed a gun at authorities and was shot dead.
According to three federal law enforcement sources, the man was identified as Ricky Schiffer.
The FBI is investigating Schiffer's social presence in his media and whether he has ties to right-wing extremists, one of his sources said.
A car chase with the suspect was followed by an hour-long standoff. continued.
Earlier, Dennis said an armed man attempted to enter his FBI office in Cincinnati Thursday morning around 9:15 am ET. However, the suspect failed and fled the scene.
About 20 minutes after the attempted violation, according to Dennis, the suspect's vehicle was spotted by Ohio state troopers at a northbound stop on Interstate 71 before the suspect fled. attempted to initiate a traffic stop at
"The suspect's vehicle opened fire during the chase," Dennis said at an earlier press conference. The suspect then exited onto State Route 73 and headed east to Smith Road where he headed north before finally stopping.
"There was a firefight between the officers at the scene and the suspect," said Dennis.
At the time of the press conference, no officers were injured, Dennis said.
The FBI stated that "an armed subject attempted to enter" the facility's visitor screening facility.
"Subject fled north onto Interstate 71 after an alarm was triggered and an FBI armed special agent responded," the statement said. "FBI, Ohio Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement partners are at the scene near Wilmington, Ohio, trying to solve this serious case." Sources told CNN the suspect was believed to be armed with a nail gun and an AR-15. Another federal law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident told CNN that his FBI facilities around the country are reviewing their security posture in the wake of the incident.
In a message confirmed by his CNN on Thursday, his FBI Director Chris Wray told FBI employees that their "safety and security" was It is a matter of great interest," he said.
"There has been a lot of commentary this week about the FBI questioning our work and motives," Wray said. “A lot of it comes from outside critics and experts who don’t know what we know and don’t see what we see. Being a professional is committed to doing your job professionally and being disciplined every day, and this week is no exception.”