An armed man tried Thursday to enter the offices of the FBI in Cincinnati in the north of the United States, before embarking on a chase with the police who held him at gunpoint in the middle of the afternoon.
The FBI, the US federal police, said in a statement that an armed person had tried to "
into" its offices in Cincinnati, Ohio early Thursday morning.
The facts occurred as a spectacular search of Donald Trump's home by the FBI on Monday angered far-right circles in the country, although there was no indication that the two events were linked.
The alarm went off and armed FBI agents arrived, and the suspect fled
,” the federal police said.
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According to local media, the man used a nail gun and brandished an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon before fleeing by car.
A police spokesman said officers were in pursuit.
Once the vehicle stopped, there was an exchange of fire between the police and the suspect
," he said.
The event is still ongoing
FBI Director Christopher Wray announced on Wednesday that the FBI had received threats after the search at Mr Trump's home, calling them "
deplorable and dangerous
Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, whatever your problem
,” he added.