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The motivations behind an attack on an FBI building in Cincinnati by an armed suspect are currently unknown. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo

An armed suspect attempted an attack on an FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday morning, allegedly brandishing multiple weapons before leading FBI officials on a car chase.

On August 11, 2022, at approximately 9:15 EST, the FBI Cincinnati Field Office had an armed subject attempt to breach the Visitor Screening Facility, an FBI spokesperson told POLITICO. Upon the activation of an alarm and a response by armed FBI special agents, the subject fled northbound onto Interstate 71.

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According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol spokesperson, the chase ended in a corn field near Interstate 71 and State Route 73. Multiple reports say the subject of the chase has since been exchanging fire with police in the field.