Suspect Who Shot Up FBI Office Days After Mar-a-Lago Raid Was Trump Supporter Who Called to ‘Kill FBI on Sight’: Report – Rights History
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Suspect Who Shot Up FBI Office Days After Mar-a-Lago Raid Was Trump Supporter Who Called to ‘Kill FBI on Sight’: Report

The standoff between police and the suspected gunman who threatened and then tried to shoot his way into a Cincinnati FBI Field Office Thursday, leading to a day-long pursuit across parts of Ohio, has ended with the suspect dead.

“Two law enforcement officials have confirmed to NBC News that Ricky Walter Shiffer, the suspect in the attack on the FBI field office in Cincinnati, is dead,” NBC News’ Ryan J. Reilly reports.

Investigative journalist Travis View reports locating an account on Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social with the name of Ricky Shiffer.

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“On the same day the FBI executed a warrant on Mar A Lago, the account made a call to ‘be ready for combat’ and to ‘Kill the FBI on sight,’” View adds, tweeting a screenshot of the post.

View also posted several additional screenshots of “violent rhetoric from the Ricky Shiffer account on Truth Social.”

On of those screenshots includes the statement: “Don’t hide from them. When they try to make you fear, hold up a sign saying, ‘We love Trump,’ when they come for you, kill them.”

(NCRM has not verified this is account belongs to the suspect and is reporting only minimal content.)

“The suspect reportedly fired a nail gun and brandished an AR-15-style rifle at FBI agents then fled in his car early Thursday morning,”  The Independent adds.

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Shiffer allegedly led police on a day-long chase, at one point reportedly shooting from inside a cornfield.

“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 New York Times reports. “Investigators are looking into whether the man 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.”

Shiffer “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,” The Times adds. “In May, a Twitter user named Ricky Shiffer replied to a photograph of rioters scaling the walls of the Capitol on Jan. 6 with a message that claimed he was present at the building and seemed to place the blame for the attack on people other than supporters of former President Donald J. Trump.”

 

 

 

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