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Ohio law enforcement officers shot and killed Ricky Shiffer, 42, after the gunman threatened an FBI field office in Cincinnati Thursday morning and then fled.
After a day-long standoff in a cornfield in Wilmington, Ohio, officers fatally shot Shiffer, who allegedly resisted negotiations and pointed a gun at police.
Earlier that morning, officials said Shiffer fired a nail gun and waved an AR-15-style rifle at FBI agents, then fled in his car.
Highway troopers pursued the man after finding him at a rest area, before he eventually exited his car and fled into a cornfield, exchanging gunshots with police.
Officers surrounded the field and monitored it for hours with helicopters and drones.
Police are investigating whether the man was connected to the Jan. 6 riots in the Capitol.
Social media accounts that appear to belong to Shiffer indicate that he may have been present during the uprising.
The incident comes as many prominent conservatives have expressed anger at the FBI after the agency conducted a search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida as part of an investigation into mishandling of criminals. White House documents.
FBI director calls attack on Ohio agents ‘very worrying’
ICYMI: FBI Director Christopher Wray called Thursday’s attack on an FBI office in Ohio “deeply disturbing.”
“Violence and threats against law enforcement, including the FBI, are dangerous and should be a serious matter for all Americans,” Wray wrote in a statement to NBC News. “Every day I see the men and women of the FBI doing their job professionally and with accuracy, objectivity and a fierce dedication to our mission to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution.”
Graeme MassieAugust 12, 2022 06:01
Ricky Shiffer is labeled ‘suspected domestic violent extremist’ – report
Authorities have said Ricky Shiffer, the suspect in the Ohio shooting, is being labeled a “suspected violent extremist in the country,” according to a tweet from ABC’s chief investigative reporter Josh Margolin on Friday.
The report cited law enforcement officers who were aware of the investigation.
Shiffer, who was shot dead by the FBI, is said to have threatened the Cincinnati office of the investigative agency around 9 a.m. Thursday, with a nail gun at staff and brandishing an AR-15-style rifle before driving away.
Arpan RaiAugust 12, 2022 05:52
Police identify man who threatened FBI office in Ohio
ICYMI: Officials have identified Ricky Shiffer, 42, as the gunman who threatened the FBI’s field office in Cincinnati.
Officers shot and killed Shiffer after a lengthy standoff in a cornfield near Wilmington, Ohio.
Police reportedly tried to negotiate with the person and used non-lethal tactics to arrest him before the 42-year-old pointed a gun at officers and was killed, the Ohio State Patrol said.
Graeme MassieAugust 12, 2022 05:11
Ricky Shiffer: Everything we know about the Ohio gunman who attacked the FBI
Ohio-born Ricky Shiffer was shot and killed by law enforcement officers Thursday afternoon after he attacked an FBI field office in Cincinnati.
The 42-year-old suspect was armed with a nail gun and an assault rifle.
Columbus resident, Shiffer had reportedly posted a series of violent comments on his social media account at Truth Social in the past few months leading up to the attack.
Josh Marcus reports on everything we know about Ricky Shiffer:
Who is Ricky Shiffer, the Trump-backed Ohio gunman who attacked the FBI?
Shooter appears to have left trail of violent messages online
Arpan RaiAugust 12, 2022 04:58
FBI investigates shooter presence in Ohio on social media, links to right-wing extremism
FBI investigators are investigating suspect Ricky Shiffer’s presence in Ohio on social media platforms and whether he had ties to right-wing extremism, CNN reported, citing a source.
The officials are also investigating whether the suspect had any connection to any of the groups involved in the Capitol riot and whether he himself was involved in the violent attack, CNN reported, citing a separate federal law enforcement source.
According to a Truth Social account reported to belong to the suspect in the shooting, Shiffer referred to an attempt to storm an FBI office and also urged others online to brace for war for revolution, the report added.
Arpan RaiAugust 12, 2022 04:46
Gunman who threatened FBI office in Ohio shot by police
ICYMI: Police shot and killed Ricky Shiffer, 42, a gunman who threatened an FBI office in Ohio Thursday morning, leading to a lengthy chase and stalemate during the day.
Here’s the Ohio State Patrol announcing what happened.
Graeme MassieAugust 12, 2022 04:03
Standoff on As Ohio Officials Investigate Whether Man Threatening FBI Had Ties on Jan. 6: Officials
ICYMI: According to local officials, an hour-long standoff between Ohio police and an armed man accused of threatening an FBI field office in Cincinnati has ended on Thursday.
“Law enforcement operations and response have ended,” Clinton County Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday.
It’s unclear whether the person — who allegedly fired a nail gun and brandished an assault rifle at FBI agents and later shot at police — was arrested, murdered or otherwise.
Police are now investigating whether the man, unofficially identified by two anonymous law enforcement officers in The New York Times as Ricky Shiffer, 42, has ties to the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol in 2021.
Social media accounts that appear to belong to the man indicate that he was in Washington on Jan. 5 and 6 for pro-Trump demonstrations and claimed to have been present at the storming of the Capitol.
More details about this latest news item to follow.
Standoff On As Ohio Officials Investigate Whether The Man Who Threatened The FBI On Jan. 6 Had Ties
Status suspected shooter unclear
Graeme MassieAugust 12, 2022 03:08
Standoff with man who threatened FBI has ‘terminated’: officials
ICYMI: The hour-long standoff on Thursday between Ohio police and an armed man accused of threatening an FBI office in Cincinnati has ended, according to county officials.
The Clinton County Emergency Management Agency has announced that “law enforcement operations and response have ended. Some operations will continue on site,” said a brief update on Thursday evening.
It is unclear whether the person was arrested, murdered or otherwise.
Graeme MassieAugust 12, 2022 02:03
Witness describes FBI chasing armed attacker
ICYMI: Farmer Rob Thompson was stunned this morning when a blazing police chase swept past his farm in Wilmington, Ohio.
“I thought since we’re off the highway they were just chasing a speeder,” Mr. Thompson said The New York Times.
But it was far from just a speeder. Instead, agents are still chasing an armed man who allegedly threatened an FBI office in Cincinnati this morning.
The farmer said he was not concerned for his safety.
“He could be in the cornfield or a bush nearby, but they’ve got him down,” he continued.
Graeme MassieAugust 12, 2022 01:01
Die-hard Trump fans claim Ohio FBI shootout is a ‘false flag’ attack
Well, that didn’t take long.
Diehard Donald Trump fans on r/TheDonald, a popular (and often NSFW) Reddit page, claim that the armed threats against an FBI field office in Ohio were “staged” today.
As NBC News reporter Ben Collins reports, nearly “every top post” on the page currently contains some version of the conspiracy theory.
Since the Justice Department’s raid on Donald Trump earlier this week, there has been speculation in conservative circles about the FBI.
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Josh MarcusAugust 11, 2022 21:25