BREAKING: Man armed with nail gun attempts to breach Cincinnati FBI office, flees scene

Law enforcement officers are reportedly in a “active standoff situation” with a man who attempted to breach the visitor screening area of Cincinnati’s FBI office, armed with a firearm as well as a nail gun.

According to the Washington Post, Clinton County Emergency Management Agency said the man “has not yet been taken into custody, but is contained.” after the incident, which occurred at around 9 am.

FBI wrote on Twitter, “At approximately 9 AM this morning an armed subject attempted to breach the Visitor Screening Facility at #FBI Cincinnati. After an alarm and a response by FBI special agents, the subject fled north onto Interstate 71.”

According to local news the man was described as wearing a gray shirt and some kind of body armor, and was armed with an AR-15 as well as the nail gun. He reportedly got into a white Ford Crown Victoria and fled north on I-71.

Authorities closed down Interstate 71 in both directions between US 68 and State Route 73 in Clinton County, Ohio and a lockdown is in place within a one-mile radius around the intersection of Smith Road and Center Road.

Lt. Nathan Dennis, a spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said that the man refused to pull over for police, instead choosing to fire at them. At a later point, when the man stopped his car at an over pass, he got out and exchanged gunfire with officers.

Dennis said that no officers have been injured, but would not specify the identity of the suspect or whether he has been injured, according to CNN.

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