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Breaking: FBI Under Attack as Armed Man Tries Breaking Into Bureau Building, Shots Fired

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Law enforcement exchanged fire with a suspect who allegedly tried to breach an FBI building on Thursday morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol pursued the unidentified man after he sought to enter the FBI Cincinnati field office in Kenwood, Ohio, and fired a nail gun at law enforcement authorities, according to WLWT-TV.

The man was also armed with a rifle, the outlet reported.

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After the initial confrontation in the building, the man fled in a vehicle. Multiple shots were reportedly fired by the suspect and law enforcement during the ensuing chase.

The suspect exited his vehicle after traveling northbound on Interstate 71.

Police established a perimeter around a cornfield after the man fled on foot.

The suspect reportedly fired on law enforcement from the cornfield.

The Clinton County Emergency Management Agency indicated that the suspect is equipped with body armor.

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Law enforcement in a police helicopter noted that the man had blood on his “right thigh area,” according to the News Journal.

FBI negotiators arrived at the scene of an apparent standoff near the cornfield.

The man’s motives were unclear as of Thursday morning.

The FBI received criticism this week over a raid on the residence of former President Donald Trump.

The Mar-a-Lago raid was reportedly spurred by a document dispute between the former president and the National Archives.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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