CINCINNATI (WKRC/TND) — Interstate 71 in Ohio was shut down Thursday morning in both directions and there was a lockdown in effect after shots were fired in the area.
At approximately 9 AM this morning an armed subject attempted to breach the Visitor Screening Facility at #FBI Cincinnati,” according to the FBI. “After an alarm and a response by FBI special agents, the subject fled north onto Interstate 71
Multiple news outlets are reporting a suspect armed with a weapon was at the FBI building in the city making threats. The person then fled the scene and drove toward Waynesville, Ohio, reports said. Some witnesses reported the person was seen firing at authorities from a corn field. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s building appears to no longer be under a threat.
This apparent threat comes after some people have been using violent rhetoric in the wake of the agency’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. It’s not clear if the incident in Ohio is tied to the Florida search but FBI Director Christopher Wray called threats circulating online against federal agents and the Justice Department “deplorable and dangerous.”
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