Cincinnati: Police had been locked in a standoff on Thursday with an armed man who tried to breach the FBI constructing in Cincinnati, Ohio, earlier within the day earlier than fleeing and exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities mentioned.
The incident was nonetheless lively as of Thursday afternoon however contained, an Ohio state official informed reporters in a press briefing. Authorities mentioned no officers had been injured and the suspect was not profitable in breaching the constructing.
“Regulation enforcement has traded photographs with a male suspect who’s sporting a grey shirt and physique armor,” Clinton County Emergency Administration Company mentioned earlier, urging individuals within the space to remain inside and lock their doorways.
NBC Information reported that the suspect, who was armed with an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle, fired a nail gun into the constructing. Authorities shut down two highways and imposed an space lockdown.
The suspect was fleeing in a white car when he fired photographs, authorities mentioned.
The person tried to breach the FBI constructing’s Customer Screening Facility earlier than fleeing north onto Interstate 71, the FBI Cincinnati discipline workplace wrote on Twitter. Particulars and the motive had been unclear.
The FBI has been the topic of on-line threats since its brokers searched former President Donald Trump’s Florida property this week to probe whether or not he illegally eliminated information from the White Home as he was leaving workplace.
Printed in Daybreak, August twelfth, 2022