After An Attempted Attack On The Fbi Building, A Suspect Was Killed
It is believed that the unidentified man, wearing body armor, was shot by the police near Cincinnati after raising his gun toward officers.
The Ohio Highway State Patrol has reported that an armed man suspected of making an attempt on an FBI building in Cincinnati on Thursday morning was shot and killed by police as a result of the attack.
After An Attempted Attack On The FBI Building, A Suspect Was Killed
Police shot and killed an unidentified man wearing body armor after he raised a gun toward law enforcement officials at about 3:45 p.m. Eastern time.
The subject died of fatal injuries at the scene, according to a State Patrol statement, which offered more details about what happened between the time he left the scene and when he died.
A chase between the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the FBI began on Thursday when the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 71, where the subject was traveling after fleeing from the FBI field office on Thursday morning.
According to the State Patrol, officers located the man in his vehicle at around 9:30 a.m., and once troopers pulled up behind him, the pursuit turned into a car chase, and he was taken into custody after being apprehended by officers.
While officers were trailing the subject’s car, a suspected gunshot was heard within the vehicle.
After leaving the highway, the man turned onto a side road before exiting the highway at state route 73. As soon as he exited his vehicle around 10 a.m., he exchanged gunfire with police officers, according to the statement. As a form of cover, the man used his car.
A statement released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol said, “Throughout the afternoon, troopers and our law enforcement partners attempted to negotiate with the suspect to bring the standoff to a peaceful conclusion.”
“Once negotiations failed, officers attempted to take the suspect into custody by using less lethal tactics after negotiations failed.
The suspect raised a firearm at about 3:42 p.m., at which time law enforcement officers fired shots at the suspect. On the scene, the suspect succumbed to his injuries and died as a result of them.”
The situation continued to be active until after 4:15 p.m. Eastern when the county’s emergency management office announced that the law enforcement response and operations had been terminated.
According to FBI officials, the subject was brandishing a number of weapons at the scene of the attempted attack before leading them on a car chase.
POLITICO has been informed that the FBI Cincinnati Field Office had an armed subject attempt to breach the Visitor Screening Facility on August 11, 2022, at approximately 9:15 EST, according to an FBI spokesperson.
It is reported that the subject fled northbound on Interstate 71 following the activation of an alarm and a response by armed FBI special agents.
In Wilmington, Ohio, Interstate 71 was closed between State Routes 73 and 68 due to a collision, according to the local NBC affiliate.
It was also necessary to close sections of State Routes 73 and 380. The Ohio Department of Transportation reported that traffic on Interstate 71 began moving again around 2 p.m., according to the agency.
As a result, Clinton County Emergency Management announced that State Route 73 would be reopening “shortly” and that the lockdown had been lifted.
Earlier on Thursday, the state highway patrol declined to confirm whether or not they were familiar with the identity of the suspect or if he was injured in any way.
At the time of the incident, Dennis said that no officers had been injured.
In spite of the fact that the motives behind the attack are unknown at this time, it comes just one day after FBI Director Christopher Wray warned of violent threats against law enforcement officials.
In a news conference that took place Wednesday in Omaha, Neb., Wray called threats of violence against law enforcement “dangerous” and “deplorable.”
There is no answer to violence against law enforcement, no matter who you are upset with, said Wray.
It was Brian O’Hare, president of the FBI Agents Association, who called it an issue of “public safety and decency,” in a statement to POLITICO on Thursday.
The threats made recently have contributed to the creation of an atmosphere in which some individuals have accepted violence against law enforcement on a regular basis or will continue to do so.
According to O’Hare, that is not the case. In my opinion, this is not a partisan or political issue at all.
The calls for violence against law enforcement are unacceptable, and they should be condemned by all leaders in society.”