The man reportedly attempted to get inside the FBI Cincinnati Field Office’s Visitor Screening Facility but fled after setting off an alarm. He is still not in custody as an apparent standoff situation has developed.
FBI Cincinnati described the situation as a “critical incident”, which is ongoing at this time.
The suspect, who is wearing body armor, has traded shots with local police, according to the Clinton County Emergency Agency.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, the suspect was killed by police after a chase and lengthy standoff. Over six hours after he initially attempted to break into the FBI building, he finally succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
Although he was armed with a rifle, he initially fired a nail gun into the field office in Cincinnati before fleeing down an interstate.
He was eventually contained in a rural area and fatally shot after failing to negotiate with officers on scene.
NBC News has reported his name as Ricky Walter Shiffer and suggest he posted on social media about his anger at the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s home.
One post by the account @RickyWShifferJr on Trump’s Truth Social platform appears to have been posted just after the initial break-in attempt.
“Well, I thought I had a way through bullet proof glass, and I didn’t. If you don’t hear from me, it is true I tried attacking the F.B.I., and it’ll mean either I was taken off the internet, the F.B.I. got me, or they sent the regular cops while,” the account posted.