Headline RoundupAugust 12th, 2022

Man Attempts to Breach Cincinnati FBI Office, Dies in Police Standoff

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A man attempted to breach an FBI office in Cincinnati before fleeing and dying in a police standoff hours later.

According to police and FBI Cincinnati, a subject armed with an AR-15-style rifle tried to breach the building's visitor screening facility and fired a nail gun at personnel Thursday morning. The breach triggered an alarm, and the person fled onto the interstate. He was later killed in a standoff with police in a rural area off Interstate 71.

The suspect was a 42-year-old man who sources across the political spectrum say was at the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. He had reportedly posted on social media in recent days about wanting to harm FBI agents in response to the FBI's raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida; his social media accounts have since been wiped or suspended. No one else was killed or injured.

Left- and center-rated news sources covered the story much more prominently than right-rated sources did, and many highlighted the suspect's connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and posts encouraging violence against the FBI. Some left-rated voices had already written about the possibility of political violence in response to the Mar-a-Lago raid before the attack in Cincinnati.

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