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A gunman who attempted to enter the FBI offices in Cincinnati, in the northern United States, on Thursday was killed by law enforcement after several hours of armed confrontation.
The facts occurred as a spectacular search of Donald Trump's home by the FBI on Monday provoked the anger of far-right circles in the country.
The FBI, the American federal police, has said in a statement that an armed person attempted to “break and enter” its Cincinnati, Ohio office early Thursday morning.
“The alarm went off and armed FBI agents arrived, and the suspect fled,” the federal police said.
According to local media, the man, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, used a nail gun and brandished an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon, before fleeing by car.
A police spokesperson said law enforcement was in pursuit.
“Once the vehicle stopped , there was an exchange of gunfire between the police and the suspect,” he said.
The man took refuge in a cornfield, where he was surrounded by law enforcement who unsuccessfully tried to negotiate with him to surrender to authorities, an Ohio police spokesman said in the evening.
The 42-year-old man brandished his firearm in the direction of the police, who then fired. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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.