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Authorities kill suspect who tried to breach Cincinnati FBI office

Clinton County, Ohio, officials said an armed suspect who tried to breach the Cincinnati FBI field office was killed after an extended standoff with authorities. File Photo by ChiccoDodiFC/Shutterstock
Clinton County, Ohio, officials said an armed suspect who tried to breach the Cincinnati FBI field office was killed after an extended standoff with authorities. File Photo by ChiccoDodiFC/Shutterstock

Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A man who tried to breach the FBI Cincinnati Field Office while armed was killed following an extended standoff with authorities Thursday.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Nathan Dennis said that authorities attempted to negotiate with the man but fatally shot him after he raised a gun toward police, The Washington Post reported.

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The FBI said a man attempted to breach the visitor screening facility at its field office in the morning. When an alarm was sounded the man fled northbound onto Interstate 71. The FBI, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement joined in the incident, the FBI said.

Clinton County officials said the man was wearing body armor and a gray shirt. The county said law enforcement traded gunshots with the suspect.

At around 1 p.m. Thursday, the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency said on its Facebook page that the suspect was "contained" near State Route 73 but was not in custody. The agency urged residents to keep their doors locked and remain inside.

The agency then said at around 5 p.m. that "the law enforcement operations and response has ended" and wrote "yes" in response to a Facebook comment asking if the suspect had been killed.

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FBI chief Christopher Wray had complained earlier about threats against the agency since a search warrant was executed at the Florida home of former president Donald Trump.

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