'Armed Suspect' at Cincinnati FBI Building leads to Clinton County Standoff

( Cincinnati, OH ) - 6pm Update: Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Nathan Dennis gave an update, saying the suspect is dead. He says after hours of talking, law enforcement determined that negotiations had failed, and they started to move in. That's when the suspect allegedly raised his gun, and he was fatally shot by officers.

Other than that, very little information has been released. Multiple outlets are reporting the suspect has been identified as 42-year-old Ricky Shiffer.

No reports of any officers suffering injuries.


( Cincinnati, OH ) - 4:30pm Update: Reports started coming in that the immediate threat and police response in the Wilmington area is over, though other details have not yet been released. Roads in the area have re-opened.


( Cincinnati, OH ) - 1pm Update: The Ohio State Highway Patrol gave an update this afternoon, saying that it is still an active situation in Clinton County. The armed suspect who allegedly attempted to breach the Cincinnati FBI building this morning, led police on a chase up I-71. That pursuit ended after the suspect exited the highway on SR-73, and later to Smith Rd.

Troopers says shots were fired both during the pursuit and after the suspect's vehicle came to a stop. No officers have been injured at this time. It's unconfirmed whether the suspect has been wounded or not.

The FBI is on the scene with State High Patrol, as well as other local law enforcement. Anyone within a 1-mile radius of the on-going standoff is asked to lock their doors and stay inside.


A police standoff continues in Clinton County off I-71 at State Route 73. The FBI, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement are trying to apprehend a man wanted for reportedly threatening FBI agents at their headquarters in Cincinnati.

The man appears to have been wounded in a shootout with police after a high speed chase up I-71 ended at the Wilmington exit.

Police negotiators are trying to convince the suspect to surrender and a medical helicopter is standing by to take him to the hospital.

Everyone who lives within a mile of the standoff scene on SR-73 near OH-380 are being asked to lock their doors and shelter in place.

This all happening as the Director of the FBI says he is concerned about threats against his agents following the agency's raid on the Florida home of former President Donald Trump. There's no word yet on whether that FBI raid is a motivating factor in this situation.

We will update this story as the situation develops.

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