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FBI: Armed subject attempting to breach Cincinnati FBI office leads to pursuit, shots fired

WLWT Cincinnati 8/15/2022
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A pursuit and ongoing police situation in Clinton County has shut down two highways and prompted an area lockdown Thursday. It all started after an armed suspect attempted to breach an FBI building in Cincinnati.

According to FBI Cincinnati, it started around 9 a.m. when a person showed up to the office in Kenwood and attempted to breach the visitor screening facility.

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An alarm went off and FBI special agents responded when the man fired a nail gun at law enforcement personnel. The man then held up an AR-15 style rifle before fleeing in a vehicle north onto I-71 leading Ohio State Highway Patrol on a pursuit into Clinton County.

The FBI, Ohio State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are now on scene near Wilmington where they say they are trying to resolve the critical incident.

Clinton County Emergency Management Agency officials said law enforcement has exchanged shots with the male suspect who is described as wearing a gray shirt and body armor.

I-71 is closed between State Routes 73 and 68 in both directions until further notice. State Route 73 is also shut down in both directions between Mitchell Road and State Route 380.

State Route 380 is also closed between State Route 73 and Brimstone Road.

A lockdown is in effect for all buildings within a one mile radius of Smith Road and Center Road, according to Clinton County EMA. Residents and businesses are asked to lock their doors.

This is a breaking news story, WLWT is working to learn more and will continue to update with the latest information as it comes in.

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