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Suspect killed in standoff after attempting to break into FBI office in Cincinnati

Suspect killed after attempting to break into FBI field office

A was killed in a shootout with police Thursday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio, after an hours-long shootout, officials said. Officials said the confrontation began after the suspect attempted to break into the Cincinnati FBI field office building around 9 a.m.

The suspect, identified as Ricky Schiffer by two law enforcement sources, ended the standoff by firing at officers, said Ohio Highway His Patrol Lieutenant Nathan Dennis said Thursday night news he said in a briefing. Officers returned fire and the suspect died at the scene. No police officers were injured in the clash. 

The situation came to light at approximately 9:00 a.m. when Ohio Highway Patrol officers and local law enforcement officers responded to an attempted violation at an FBI field office. rice field. 

A suspect has set off an alarm trying to break into a visitor screening center. According to the FBI, the individual fled after a quick response from special agents,, and law enforcement closed a nearby highway for about a mile, leaving the city open to traffic. He urged residents and businesses to issue lockdown warnings. Surrounding area. According to a statement from the 

State Highway Patrol, officers spotted his Victoria Ford Crown on Interstate 71 in Warren County just after 9:30 a.m. Matched the vehicle description. The driver fled from the police and gunshots erupted from the car.

Authorities pursued the vehicle and the suspect stopped at 9:53 am on Smith Road in Clinton County, got out of the vehicle and opened fire. He used his car as a shield and a standoff with the police began.

After unsuccessful attempts at negotiations, officers attempted to detain him. The suspect fired several shots around 3:42 pm and law enforcement responded, Dennis said. The suspect died on the spot. 

#FBI, Ohio Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement partners at the scene near Wilmington, Ohio. Head over to and we are working to resolve this critical incident.

— FBI Cincinnati (@FBICincinnati) Aug 11, 2022

He said the incident was still under investigation, although he said a possible motive for the infringement had shown no indication. Details will be announced on Thursday night. 

"A baseless attack on the integrity of the FBI undermines respect for the rule of law and seriously harms those who make great sacrifices to protect others." ' said FBI Director Christopher Wray. Statement Thursday. "Violence and intimidation against law enforcement, including the FBI, is dangerous and should be of deep concern to all Americans."    

Alert was delivered the day after Aftermath of violent threats circulating onlineFBI investigation of the week} of 124} took place at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, the home of President Donald Trump. 

"This was a horrifying attack on law enforcement. My office and I are monitoring the situation as it develops," Senator Sherrod Brown also said in a statement. increase. "My thoughts are with all those whose lives were threatened by this attack."  

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