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An armed man who allegedly tried to break into the FBI's Cincinnati field office was killed by police on Thursday after an hour-long standoff, officials said.
After failed pursuit and negotiations, the suspect was shot dead by police after allegedly raising a gun at law enforcement officers, an Ohio Highway Patrol spokesman said at a press conference.
The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old Ricky Schiffer, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News. No other information was immediately available.
Ohio State Highway Patrol began chasing the suspect shortly after 9:30 am.
Massive police arrests in Wilmington, Ohio, on suspicion of trespassing. at the FBI's Cincinnati office on August 11, 2022.
Authorities sayOfficers chased the suspect, who was driving a white Ford Crown Victoria, to Clinton County where the shooting took place.. was armed with a rifle and wearing body armor, officials said, and was held in a cornfield near Interstate 71 near Wilmington. Law enforcement sources said the suspect appeared to have a gunshot wound to his leg, but was able to move. 44}
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Multiple law enforcement sources The suspect allegedly armed himself with an AR15-style rifle and brandished a nail gun during an attempted break-in to an FBI field office in Cincinnati.
Media outside the FBI's Cincinnati field office after police blockade Members of Interstate 71 North received reports that a suspect attempted to attack an FBI building on August 11, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
After attempting negotiations, police began moving to detain the suspects, Ohio Highway Patrol said. At around 3:40 p.m., he was beaten and pronounced dead at the scene.
The FBI field office in Cincinnati issued a statement to ABC News.
"The FBI is currently investigating this agent-involved shooting. The FBI takes all incidents of shooting involving our investigators or task force members seriously. The FBI The shooting is under investigation by the FBI's Inspection Division, in accordance with the policy of .
Authorities are in the process of identifying the suspect, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.
} At about 4:30 p.m., the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency warned that the law enforcement response was "finished."
Lockdown established within a mile radius of the standoff site. People were instructed to lock up.
The man led police in a chase down Interstate 71, then exited near Wilmington, Ohio Highway He said patrols were shot before the suspect's vehicle left. Gunshots were exchanged between the suspect and the police.
Overview of FBI Cincinnati Field after police block Interstate 71 North , suspect attacked his FBI building on August 11, 2022 in Cincinnati.
According to police, No police officers were injured.
It remains unclear why the man allegedly tried to break into his FBI office, butthe FBI occurred during a series of threats. Donald Trump's Florida residence following a court-authorized search for the former president.