Ohio police search for suspect in ‘critical incident’ after attempt to break into FBI office – National

Ohio law enforcement is responding to a “critical incident” and warning Clinton County residents to stay indoors after an armed suspect attempted to break into an FBI office in nearby Cincinnati.

In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the person attempted to get past the visitor control facility at the bureau’s Cincinnati field office around 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday.

“Following activation of an alert and response by armed FBI special agents, the individual fled north onto Interstate 71,” the FBI said in the statement.

“The FBI, Ohio State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are on the ground near Wilmington, Ohio, attempting to resolve this critical incident.”

The Clinton County Emergency Management Agency has responsibility for the area including Wilmington.

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That agency posted several updates on its Facebook page on Thursday morning, warning residents to stay indoors and lock their doors, adding that shots had been fired.

“Residents and businesses in this area should lock their doors and remain vigilant,” the agency said.

“Law enforcement exchanged gunfire with a male suspect wearing a gray shirt and body armor.”

There are currently no reports of injuries or possible motives.

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