Armed Man Who Tried to Breach FBI Office Dies in Stand-off

Armed Man Who Tried to Breach FBI Office Dies in Stand-off

 

Armed Man Who Tried to Breach FBI Office Dies in Stand-off.

Armed Man Who Tried to Breach FBI Office Dies In Stand-off

A police officer has shot dead an armed man in body armor who attempted to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office after he fled the scene and engaged in an hours-long standoff.

The confrontation came as officials warned of an increase in threats against federal agents in the days following a search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

The suspect has been identified as Ricky Shiffer, according to three federal law enforcement sources. A separate federal law enforcement source told CNN the suspect was believed to be armed with a nail gun and an AR-15 rifle.

After attempting to enter the FBI facility on Thursday, August 12, authorities say he fled and his vehicle was followed by state police. When the vehicle pursuit ended, there was a lengthy standoff that ended when the suspect was shot and killed by law enforcement, according to authorities.

The FBI said in a statement that it is investigating the circumstances that led to the suspect being shot. They are also investigating the man’s social media presence and whether he had ties to right-wing extremism, one of the sources told CNN.

Authorities are also looking into whether he participated in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol or was associated with any groups that took part in the attack, a separate federal law enforcement source tells CNN.


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