A gunman tries to break into the FBI office in Cincinnati

A gunman in a bulletproof vest attempted to break into the FBI office in Cincinnati on Thursday, authorities said.

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

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

Clinton County Emergency Management issued a lockdown for all buildings within a one-mile radius of the area and asked residents and business owners to lock their doors and stay inside

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