Gunman Who Tried To Breach FBI Ohio Office Killed In Standoff
Muhammad Irfan Published August 12, 2022 | 08:30 AM
Washington, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Aug, 2022 ) :An armed man who fled after attempting to breach an FBI office in the US state of Ohio was killed in a standoff with police, authorities said Thursday.
The incident drew nationwide attention as it occurred only a few days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched former president Donald Trump's Florida home, infuriating right-wing circles, although there was no immediate indication the events were linked.
"Once the vehicle came to a stop, gunfire was exchanged between officers on the scene and the suspect," the spokesman said.
Officers then attempted to negotiate with the suspect, but he did not surrender, the spokesman told a press conference after the standoff ended.
NBC reported that the suspect, according to three people aiding law enforcement, could be seen in photos of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters, but it was unclear whether he went inside.
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday denounced threats made against the FBI following the raid on Trump's residence, calling them "deplorable and dangerous." "Violence against law enforcement is not the answer no matter who you're upset with," Wray said.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he had "personally approved" the search of Trump's palatial Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, but was awaiting a court order to unseal the warrant before discussing the circumstances further.