Standoff with suspect in attempted breach of FBI office in Cincinnati -- What we know

Feds say man tried to get into visitors’ screening area, fired nail gun, and then held up an assault rifle before running off

Police are in a standoff situation with a man they believe tried to breach an FBI office in Cincinnati Thursday morning. The feds say a man tried to get into the visitors' screening area, fired a nail gun, and then held up an assault rifle before running off.

CINCINNATI – Police are in a standoff situation with a man they believe tried to breach an FBI office in Cincinnati Thursday morning.

The feds say a man tried to get into the visitors’ screening area, fired a nail gun, and then held up an assault rifle before running off.

The motive is unknown right now, but this incident comes as threats are increasing against federal agents in the days following the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home.

This is still an active scene. We’ll keep you posted on this one as well.


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