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Feds probe extremist ties of Ricky Shiffer, gunman killed in FBI standoff

Summary by Ground News
Ricky Shiffer, 42, allegedly attacked an FBI field office in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday morning. He was reportedly wielding a nail gun and an AR-15-style assault rifle. Police have not yet offered an official explanation as to why the Ohio man tried to shoot up the FBI office. But social media evidence appears to indicate Shiffers was a far-right conservative who attended the January 6 riot at the US Capitol and reportedly made threatening social media posts. The incident came days after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, triggering Republican outrage and a wave of threats against the bureau. Authorities are looking into any connections he may have had with far-right groups such as the Proud Boys.
1 month ago·Cincinnati, United States

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