Ongoing Armed Standoff With FBI After Shootout At Cincinnati Field Office


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An armed standoff is ongoing at the FBI field office in Cincinnati after shots were fired by a suspect.

The man then engaged in a shootout with police who are currently working on ending the situation.

An armed man has attempted to breach the FBI field office in Cincinnati prompting a shootout with police.

“On August 11, 2022, at approximately 9:15 EST, the FBI Cincinnati Field Office had an armed subject attempt to breach the Visitor Screening Facility (VSF). Upon the activation of an alarm and a response by armed FBI special agents, the subject fled northbound onto Interstate 71. The FBI, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement partners are on scene near Wilmington, Ohio, trying to resolve this critical incident,” The FBI said.

“The #FBI, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement partners are on scene near Wilmington, OH trying to resolve this critical incident,” it said on Twitter.


“Clinton Co EMA: Reminder a LOCKDOWN is in effect for a one mile radius from the intersection of Smith Road and Center Road. Residents and businesses in this area should lock their doors and remain vigilant. Law enforcement has traded shots with a male suspect who is wearing a gray shirt and body armor. Also, Interstate 71 is closed in both directions between the US 68 exit to the north and the SR 73 exit to the south. Additionally, State Route 73 is closed between Mitchell Roads and State Route 380. More information as it becomes available,” Clinton County Emergency Management said on Facebook.

CNN reported.

A federal law enforcement source told CNN the suspect was believed to be armed with a nail gun and AR-15. Another federal law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident told CNN that FBI facilities around the country are reviewing their security posture in the wake of the incident.

Interstate 71 remains closed in both directions between US 68 and State Route 73, the county’s emergency management said, and State Route 73 is closed between State Route 380 and Mitchell Road

The standoff comes after the FBI raided the home of former President Donald Trump, though the motive for the crime is not known as of this writing.

Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Scott Perry said the FBI confiscated his cellphone one day after the agency raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

While speaking to Fox News, Perry said he and his family were traveling on Tuesday when they were approached by three FBI agents who handed him a warrant and requested that he turn over his cellphone.

“This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone. They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. I’m outraged — though not surprised — that the FBI under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress,” Perry said in his statement. “My phone contains info about my legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends. None of this is the government’s business.”

Perry asserted in his statement that “as with President Trump last night, DOJ chose this unnecessary and aggressive action instead of simply contacting my attorneys. These kinds of banana republic tactics should concern every Citizen — especially considering the decision before Congress this week to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to further persecute law-abiding Citizens.”

Fox News reported:

Perry, a five-term congressman and loyal Trump ally, is an original member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and took over as the group’s leader at the beginning of the year. Perry was also a strong supporter of Trump’s repeated unproven claims that his 2020 election loss to now-President Biden was due to massive voter fraud.


Perry has been a target of interest of the Democratic-dominated January 6 House select committee that is investigating the deadly 2021 attack on the Capitol by right-wing extremists and other Trump supporters who aimed to disrupt the congressional certification of Biden’s Electoral College victory. Perry was in communication numerous times with the Trump White House in the days and weeks ahead of the storming of the Capitol.

Trump revealed on Monday that his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was raided by a “large group” of FBI agents.

The FBI’s unannounced raid was allegedly tied to boxes of classified information that Trump had supposedly taken to his Florida estate.

Trump released a powerful statement immediately after the raid.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” Trump said.

“It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections,” he added.

“Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before,” Trump said, alleging that the FBI agents broke into his safe. “What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.”

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