• An armed man wearing body armor tried to "breach" the Cincinnati FBI office, authorities said.
  • He fled when alarms sounded and special agents responded, the agency wrote in a statement.
  • The suspect "traded shots" with officers during a chase and is "contained," but has yet to be taken into custody, officials said. 

An armed man tried to get past security and "breach" an FBI office in Cincinnati around 9 a.m. on Thursday, the agency tweeted.

After alarms sounded and FBI special agents responded the gunman then fled onto a nearby interstate, the FBI said.

As of 12:40 p.m., the suspect was "contained," but had not yet been taken into custody, according to Clinton County, Ohio, emergency officials.

The gunman — who is wearing body armor — "traded shots" with law enforcement during a chase, officials said. It's unclear if anyone was injured. 

A lockdown remains in effect in a one-mile radius around Smith Road and Center Road in the city. 

"Residents and businesses in this area should lock their doors and remain vigilant," Clinton County's Emergency Management Agency said. 

By 12:30 p.m., the FBI office was declared safe, according to FOX19 reporter Kendall Hyde. Investigators moved inside while some officers drove around the area. 


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