FBI attack: a gunman tried to break into the office building

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OState Highway Patrol officers reportedly exchanged gunfire Thursday morning with a man who attempted to break into an FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Northbound Interstate 71 was closed after suspect drove away from the scene and allegedly began shooting at police from a cornfield, NBC 15 News reported. FBI negotiators also arrived on the scene.

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FBI officials at the Cincinnati field office confirmed to WLWT that the situation started after a gunman showed up at the office and allegedly made threats.

The suspect was described as a white male above police scanner traffic, according to Newspaper.

“Blood splatters on his shorts. Right thigh area,” an officer in a police helicopter said over the radio. “Part of the windshield exploded… Suspect on his knees, holding a rifle.”

“Rifle down for now. He is on his knees,” the officer added about 15 minutes later.

A lockdown has been put in place for all buildings within a 1-mile radius of the suspect’s location as of Thursday morning.

The incident comes after the FBI carried out a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago on Monday.

The Justice Department and FBI were tight-lipped about the purpose of the raid, but multiple news outlets reported the search was tied to boxes of equipment Trump brought back to the Florida compound after leaving the Oval Office in January 2021.

Trump called the raid “a surprise attack, POLITICAL, and all the while our country is going to HELL!” in a post on his Truth Social platform on Wednesday.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday denounced online threats made against FBI agents following the Mar-a-Lago raid, calling them “deplorable and dangerous.”

“I am always concerned about threats against law enforcement,” Wray said during a press conference at the FBI Field Office in Omaha, Nebraska. “Violence against law enforcement is not the solution, no matter who you’re mad at.”

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