Armed gunman 'contained' after trying to breach FBI's Cincinnati office; lockdown continues

FBI and Federal Evidence Response Team agents are outside of the FBI building in Kenwood collecting evidence after a possible threat this morning.
FBI and Federal Evidence Response Team agents are outside of the FBI building in Kenwood collecting evidence after a possible threat this morning.

An armed man in body armor has been “contained” after trying to break into the FBI’s Cincinnati office on Thursday, authorities said.

The suspect attempted to breach the visitor screening facility at around 9 a.m. at the bureau’s field office in Cincinnati, the FBI said in a tweet. After an alarm went off and special agents responded, the suspect fled north onto Interstate 71.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers pursued the suspect. who was wearing body armor and a gray shirt as he fled in a Crown Victoria, said Thomas Breckle, director of Clinton County Emergency Management Agency. Officers traded gunfire with the suspect as he drove away, Breckle said.

The suspect was “contained” by law enforcement Thursday afternoon but had not yet been taken into custody, Clinton County EMA announced in a Facebook statement.

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