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The accused mass shooter was killed by police Agents from the Cincinnati FBI office were reportedly not harmed in the shooting

Authorities declined to comment on the suspect’s possible motive, and NBC News reported that he was at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.



It was reported on Thursday that a man was killed by police after he attempted to break into the FBI office in Cincinnati.

Three days after the FBI carried out a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, this incident occurred.

Media outlets claimed the suspect had ties to January 6, but authorities refused to comment.

Lt. Nathan Dennis of the Ohio State Highway Patrol stated in a press conference that the armed man suspected of trying to breach an FBI office in Cincinnati on Thursday morning was fatally shot by police.

After the suspect’s initial attempts to enter the office were unsuccessful, he reportedly led authorities on a high-stakes car chase before confronting the officers. During the car chase, the suspect, who was armed and wearing body armor, “traded shots” with law enforcement.

According to Dennis, officers attempted to use “less-than-lethal tactics” to apprehend the suspect before firing fatal shots when he raised a firearm.

Several news outlets have named Ricky Shiffer, 42, as the suspect, but authorities at the press conference on Thursday evening refused to confirm his identity or speculate on his possible motive.

On January 6, 2021, Shiffer was spotted by NBC News at the US Capitol, and The New York Times reported that authorities were looking into whether he had any connections to insurgent extremist groups. According to The Times, Shiffer used a social media account that appeared to belong to him to claim he was in the Capitol building during the siege. Not a single criminal charge was filed against Shiffer after that day.

The search warrant execution at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence by the FBI three days prior to Thursday’s incident prompted fierce backlash from Republicans and calls for Civil War from Trump supporters. In a rare public statement, Attorney General Merrick Garland defended the Justice Department on Thursday after some Trump supporters called for protests at FBI offices across the country.

No one knows for sure if the incident at Mar-a-Lago is connected to the one in Cincinnati at this time.

According to previous reports, the pursuit did not result in any injuries to law enforcement personnel.