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Armed gunman threatens FBI building in Ohio, local lockdown issued: report

Armed gunman threatens FBI building in Ohio, local lockdown issued: report

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An armed gunman made threats against an FBI building near Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday, according to local reports. 

Law enforcement shut down I-71 and State Route 73 in both directions and issued a lockdown for residents in Clinton County due to the incident, according to NBC Affiliate WLWT5. 

Officials with the Cincinnati FBI field office confirmed to the outlet that a person – who appeared armed – showed up at the office and made potential threats before driving off.

A person, who appeared armed, showed up at the Cincinnati office and made potential threats before driving off.
FBI
Police pursuit.
Law enforcement shut down I-71 and State Route 73 in both directions and issued a lockdown for residents in Clinton County.
WLWT

Law enforcement quickly pursued the suspect, and exchanged fire in a standoff in a cornfield in the region, according to Ohio’s News Journal. 

It does not appear that a threat is still active at the FBI building. 

The agency did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

The incident comes just days after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s estate Mar-a-Lago in Florida based on a warrant that dealt with presidential records and evidence of classified information being improperly stored at the resort.

Soon after the search, many Trump supporters as well as far-right extremists took to social media to defend the former president – while posting violent rhetoric targeting federal agents. 

FBI director Christopher Wray condemned the possible threats on Wednesday, calling them “deplorable and dangerous.” 

“I’m always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Wray said following a visit to the FBI’s field office in Omaha, Neb. “Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with.”

This week, law enforcement sources confirmed to ABC News that agencies across the country are monitoring such online threats. 

It was not immediately clear if Thursday’s incident had any connection to the Florida raid.



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