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FBI office gunman was US Navy veteran who’d been on Bureau’s radar for months


Ricky Walter Shiffer Jr, 42, died on Thursday after trying to breach an FBI field office

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Ricky Walter Shiffer Jr, 42, died on Thursday after trying to breach an FBI field office

The man who was killed in a police shootout after attacking an FBI field office in Ohio was a Navy veteran who once had top-secret clearance, and had been under FBI investigation for months, according to new reports.

Ricky Walter Shiffer Jr, 42, died on Thursday after trying to breach the field office in Cincinnati with a nail gun and brandishing an AR-15-style rifle when police pursued and cornered him.  

Shiffer’s posts on Donald Trump’s Truth Social platform suggest that he undertook the doomed attack in revenge for the FBI’s raid and search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this week. 

Shiffer had been an enlisted sailor who served aboard the USS Columbia attack submarine – a job that requires top-secret clearance – and also served as an infantryman in the Florida National Guard, the Wall Street Journal reported.

As well, the FBI confirmed that it had been investigating…