Yesterday, US police killed a gunman who tried to storm an FBI center in Cincinnati, Ohio, hours after an armed confrontation.
The incident took place at a time of anger among right-wingers over the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. The FBI announced that a gunman tried to storm the center of the device in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday morning. The FBI statement indicated that the incident “activated the alarm, and the elements of a special armed unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded, and the person fled.” According to local media, the person used a nail thrower (a machine that shoots nails that operates by means of air pressure) and was in possession of an AR-15 rifle and fled in a car.
The police spokesman said law enforcement forces pursued the attacker. “When the car stopped, an exchange of fire took place between the policemen and the suspect,” he added. The man took refuge in a corn field, where he was surrounded by security forces who unsuccessfully tried to negotiate his surrender, an Ohio Police spokesperson said.
The 42-year-old brandished his firearm at the police, who then fired. His death was immediately announced. The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher Wray, denounced the threats to the agency following the raid on Trump’s home. Ray described the threats as “unfortunate and dangerous.”