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BREAKING: Standoff Underway After Gunman Tries To Break Into FBI’s Cincinnati Offices

Cincinnati, OH – A major interstate highway has been shut down in both directions as law enforcement officers from multiple agencies engage in a standoff with an armed man who tried to break into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cincinnati office on Thursday morning.

The Cincinnati FBI bureau said the incident began at about 9 a.m. on Aug. 11 when an armed suspected tried to get into the Visitor Screening Facility, WJW reported.

That triggered an alarm and FBI special agents responded to the scene.

The suspect fled north on Interstate 71 toward Columbus, WJW reported.

Authorities pursued the suspect and the chase ended near West State Route 73.

The Clinton County Emergency Management Agency announced that an armed suspect was loose in the area of State Road 73, Smith Road, and State Road 380 as officers set up a perimeter.

Some witnesses reported having seen the suspect shooting at law enforcement officers from a field, but officials have not yet confirmed those reports, WKRC reported.

The standoff between the suspect and law enforcement is ongoing.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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