Authorities said the man was wearing body armor and fled to Clinton County, Ohio, where he hid in a cornfield after exchanging gunfire with the police, and refused to surrender.

The authorities said they shot and killed the suspect after negotiations failed.

WILMINGTON, Ohio — After an hourslong standoff that closed an interstate and disrupted rural life, law enforcement officers shot and killed a man who they said tried to break into the F.B.I.’s Cincinnati office on Thursday.

Ohio authorities identified the man on Friday morning as Ricky W. Shiffer, 42, of Columbus. They gave no indication of his motives, but two law enforcement officials familiar with the matter said investigators were looking into whether Mr. Shiffer had ties to extremist groups, including one that participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is declining in a news conference to name the suspect or to describe his motive in trying to breach the F.B.I. office in Cincinnati.

Lieutenant Dennis of the Highway Patrol said law enforcement officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect, and then tried to take him into custody with “less-than-lethal tactics.” Those efforts failed, he said, and officers fatally shot the man after he raised a gun.

Lt. Nathan Dennis of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a news conference that the suspect was shot and killed by law enforcement officers.

Man suspected of trying to breach the F.B.I.’s Cincinnati office may have Jan. 6 ties.

Investigators are looking into whether the man who tried to breach the F.B.I.’s field office in Cincinnati on Thursday had ties to extremist groups, including one that participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, according to two law enforcement officials familiar with the matter.

The suspect, identified by the officials as Ricky Shiffer, 42, seems to have appeared in a video posted on Facebook on Jan. 5, 2021, showing him attending a pro-Trump rally at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington the night before the Capitol was stormed.

 

 

 

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