The gunman who was killed after trying to enter the FBI office in Cincinnati was a Navy veteran with a top-secret clearance. He had also participated in the Capitol riot.


On Thursday, August 11, 2022, an armed man was shot dead by police after breaking into the FBI's Cincinnati field office in Wilmington, Ohio.

On Thursday, August 11, 2022, an armed man was shot dead by police after breaking into the FBI’s Cincinnati field office in Wilmington, Ohio.AP Photo/Jay Laprite

  • Ricky Schiffer was shot dead after attempting to break into the FBI’s Cincinnati field office.

  • NBC report Schiffer had top secret clearance when he was in the Navy.

  • In 2003, Schiffer was arrested and charged with “obstructing legal process,” but police records were cleared.

The Ohio gunman who was killed after trying to enter an FBI office in Cincinnati was a Navy veteran known to the government.

Ricky Schiffer had top secret clearance when he was in the navy. The 42-year-old joined USS Columbia after enlisting in June 1998, where he was responsible for overseeing missile and torpedo-related equipment.Navy spokesman said NBC News.

NBC reported that he started getting tons of speeding tickets after serving five years in the Navy, but the most serious offense against the law before Thursday occurred in 2003.

Schiffer was arrested by police in Moorhead, Minnesota and charged with “obstructing legal process.” Records show that he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge a month after his death. It’s not clear what happened in the incident, according to NBC, because the records have been deleted. Moorhead Police did not respond to emails seeking more information from his outlet News.

Schiffer was known to the FBI after learning of his presence in the January 6, 2021 Capitol Riot. according to to the New York Times. Officers attempted to locate and debrief him, but concluded that the information collected did not contain any specific credible threats.

On Thursday, the FBI murmured An armed man, later identified as Schiffer, violation their Cincinnati office.

Ohio Highway Patrol Said Officers tried to negotiate with Schiffer after a lengthy car chase and attempted to detain him with “non-lethal tactics”, but fatally shot him after Schiffer raised his gun.

Schiffer documented Before former President Donald Trump was killed, an attack on his Truth Social Network failed.

“Well, I thought there was a way to get through the bulletproof glass, but there wasn’t. If you don’t hear from me, it’s true that I tried to attack the FBI, and that’s because I’m out of the internet.” Either the FBI caught me, or they sent regular cops,” account @RickyWShifferJr wrote at 9:29 a.m. ET, according to NBC News. no longer exists in

Followed by raid At Trump’s property in Mar-a-Lago on Monday, Schiffer encouraged violence against the FBI, the outlet reported.

One post read, “Kill the FBI on sight and be prepared to take down other aggressive enemies of the people and those you are trying to stop.

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