L'affrontement avec la police s'est terminé avec le suspect abattu
Cincinnati suspect de tir Ricky Schiffer a été abattu par la police sur le bord d'une autoroute quelques heures après avoir tenté de forcer l'entrée d'un visiteur dans un FBI bureau de terrain dans la ville.
L'homme de 42 ans, de Colomb, Ohio, a fui les lieux de la tentative d'attaque jeudi matin avant qu'une impasse et une fusillade n'aient lieu quelques heures plus tard. Le FBI a confirmé sa mort à 15h45 suite à un échange de coups de feu.
Les autorités enquêtent sur les liens de Shiffer avec le Capitole des États-Unis l'émeute et l'extrémisme de droite car il semble avoir affirmé qu'il était présent à Washington le 6 Janvier sur Truth Social, un site de médias sociaux pro-Trump.
Les agents fédéraux enquêtaient déjà sur les liens de Shiffer avec l'attaque du Capitole avant l'impasse du FBI, les New York Times rapports.
Shiffer also appeared to support former US president Donald Trumples affirmations non fondées d'une élection volée en 2020 et a répondu aux publications sur les réseaux sociaux de personnalités pro-Trump telles que la députée Marjorie Taylor Greene et Donald Trump Jr.
Mardi, the FBI carried out a search at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club dans Floride as part of an investigation into the mishandling of White House documents, sparking anger among his supporters. The raid was referenced in Shiffer’s social media posts this week.
What was FBI searching for in Trump raid that angered Ricky Shiffer?
Ohio gunman Ricky Shiffer appears to have been inspired to violence after the FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence for evidence in an investigation into his White House’s handling of government documents.
Here’s Andrew Feinberg’s report on what the FBI unconvered in the search.
ICYMI: What we know about Ricky Shiffer
Law enforcement officers shot and killed an Ohio man named Ricky Shiffer on Thursday afternoon, after the 42-year-old allegedly attacked an FBI field office in Cincinnati armed with a nail gun and an assault rifle.
Changer, who lived in the city of Columbus, Ohio, according to public records obtenu par la bête quotidienne, reportedly left a string of violent comments on social media in recent months ahead of the attack.
Here’s everything we know about Ricky Shiffer.
Gunman appears to have left trail of violent messages online
The GOP attack on the FBI shows no signs of stopping
Republicans in Congress who are relying on Donald Atout to excite voters in the fall elections are not only defending the former president against the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home but politically capitalizing on it with grave and potentially dangerous rhetoric against the nation’s justice system.
The party that once stood staunchly for law-and-order has dramatically reversed course, stirring up opposition to the FBI and tapping into political grievances and far-right conspiracies that fed the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitole.
It’s all part of the GOP’s election year strategy to harness voter outrage over the unprecedented search, quickly and unequivocally set in motion as Trump hosted a dozen Republicans for dinner of steak and scallops at his private Bedminster club the day after the FBI action.
More from the AP.
Republicans in Congress are not only defending Donald Trump against the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home
Police are investigating Ohio FBI attack’s links to ‘violent extremist’ groups
A law enforcement official told Actualités ABC on Friday that Shiffer was being investigated as a “suspected domestic violent extremist” and that his social media history was under investigation following the attack on an FBI office on Thursday.
Investigators are also looking at whether or not Shiffer had ties to far-right extremist groups such as the Proud Boys, whose members have been charged with taking part in January 6, as per the Associated Press.
Shiffer appeared to call for the killing of FBI agents “on sight” in posts on Truth Social, the social media platform set-up by Donald Trump, in the days before the attack, Nouvelles NBC reported on Thursday.
Catch up on Gino Spocchia’s reporting.
The suspect’s social media posts are being looked at by law enforcement
ICMYI: Ricky Shiffer was a veteran
The 42-year-old served in the Navy on a nuclear submarine and later in the National Guard, Military.com rapports.
The Ohio man enlisted in the Navy soon after high school, Le Washington Post rapports.
Shiffer grew up on a small family farm in Perry County, Pennsylvanie, near the Susquehanna River, the oldest of four siblings. More details can be found in our full report.
Gunman shot by police during standoff on Friday
FBI agent warns that rhetoric from GOP attacking agency could lead to more attacks
Attacks from Donald Trump and leading Republican politicians are creating a dangerous climate of anti-law enforcement sentiment in the US, according to a former FBI agent.
“All of this rhetoric is being thrown around without any consideration for possible consequences,” Frank Montoya Jr, a retired FBI special agent who led the bureau’s field offices in Seattle and Honolulu, Raconté The Associated Press on Friday.
“All that does is stir up that minority within the base that aren’t satisfied with just words, they actually want to act it out.”
Comme Bevan Hurley a signalé, ex-FBI officials are worried the Ohio attack could act as a rallying cry for others bent on violence against the agency.
Un ancien responsable du FBI craint que l'attaque de l'Ohio ne serve de cri de ralliement pour les personnes "déséquilibrées"
Des républicains et des commentateurs de droite accusés d'attiser la violence et de mettre des vies en danger alors qu'un homme armé attaque le bureau du FBI dans l'Ohio
Fury at FBI continues building on Truth Social
Anger at the FBI continues to build on Truth Social, the social media platform founded by Donald Trump.
As of Friday afternoon, the top hashtags on the site were #EndTheFBI, #DefundTheFBI and #FBIcorruption, Nouvelles NBC rapports.
Ricky Shiffer was among the angry Truth Social users attacking the FBI, after the agency searched the former president’s home in Mar-a-Lago.
A post on Truth Social from an account appearing to belong to Shiffer seemed to confess to the attack.
“If you don’t hear from me, it is true I tried attacking the FBI, and it’ll mean either I was taken off the internet, the FBI got me, or they sent the regular cops,” the update reads.
According to an une analyse de Le Washington Post, Shiffer appeared to be one of Truth Social’s most prolific posters, sending out 374 messages in the week before the FBI shooting, most of them pro-Trump conspiracy theories.
Ohio gunman had ‘lead foot’ and minor arrests on record
More details have begun to trickle in about Ricky Shiffer, the Ohio man who tried to shoot up an FBI office in Cincinnati on Thursday before being killed by police after a daylong police standoff.
The FBI attack wasn’t Shiffer’s first encounter with law enforcement.
Dans 2004, he got a speeding ticket in Minnesota, after driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone in his red Ford Mustage, Reportages de NBC News.
“I have a lead foot,” he reportedly Raconté officiers.
That’s certainly true. Records show he got speeding tickets in Ohio, Hawaii, and Florida.
A year before the Minnesota incident, pourtant, Shiffer had his most serious brush with police.
En juillet de 2003, he was arrested in Moorhead, Minnesota, and pleaded guilty to “obstructing legal process.”
Old acquaintances say Ricky Shiffer had an ‘anger issue’ and ‘got picked up by the wrong crowd’
Now that officials have identified Ricky Shiffer of Ohio as the man who attacked a Cincinnati FBI office on Thursday, those who knew the gunman, who was killed by police, are starting to share their recollections.
Ian McConnell was Shiffer’s neighbour in the Greystone Apartments complex in Columbus, Ohio, where Shiffer lived between 2017 et 2020.
Shiffer was slightly odd but didn’t raise any alarm bells, Mr McConnell dit au Cincinnati Enquirer.
“We knew he was a bit off,” McConnell said. “He had a little bit of an anger issue about his car, but who doesn’t?"
The former neighbour said he was shocked to learn what happened to Shiffer, who moved away from Columbus with stated aspirations to live out West.
“It was a shock to us he wound up in Cincinnati,” Mr McConnell said. “I’m afraid this is coming two years too late and Ricky got picked up by the wrong crowd.”
Family members remember Ricky Shiffer as “very intelligent but quiet person.
Family members are speaking out about Ricky Shiffer, the Ohio man shot by law enforcement after attacking an FBI post on Thursday.
Shiffer grew up on a small family farm in Perry County, Pennsylvanie, near the Susquehanna River, the oldest of four siblings, Le Washington Post rapports.
An unnamed family member told the Poster that Shiffer was a “very intelligent but quiet person.”
“He had quite a memory on him," ils ont dit. “It was full of facts and information when he would talk about something. He knew a lot about farm equipment.”
“He was quiet, maybe a little awkward, but you could tell he was a very smart kid. He had some brainpower,” the family member added.