FBI On Alert As Right-Wing Political Violence Spikes
As former President Donald Trump increases his anti-government rhetoric after the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, the agency has ramped up security in all of its headquarters nationally, with armed personnel and barricades in some locations.
Recently, there was an attempted shooting at the FBI headquarters in Ohio where the assailant had ties to the January 6 insurrection. Ricky Shiffer, a fanatical Trump’s supporter, attacked the Cincinnati FBI headquarters with a rifle and a nail gun. After failing to break through the glass, he led law enforcement on a car chase. In the end, Shiffer died after a shootout with the police.
In another case, federal agents apprehended a Pennsylvania man suspected of threatening government workers. The move was a preemptive measure to protect FBI agents after Adam Bies compared the FBI to the KGB. “You’ve declared war on us, and now it’s open season on YOU,” he reportedly wrote on social media.
Most recently, armed right-wing protestors gathered around the Phoenix FBI headquarters, causing alarm throughout the area.
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