After the FBI office in Cincinnati was stormed on Thursday, the man who led the attack was identified as a pro-Trump supporter who appeared to be in the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and who has been openly calling for his fellow Conservatives to wage war against law enforcement.

The authorities have confirmed that the man who attempted to attack the FBI office in Cincinnati and who died after a shootout with local authorities was 42-year-old Ricky Shiffer, who claimed to be an electrician and who has been making posts on social media calling for an all-out war against law enforcement, according to the Daily Beast.

“I hope a call to arms comes from someone better qualified, but if not, this is your call to arms from me. Leave work tomorrow as soon as the gun shop/Army-Navy store/pawn shop opens, get whatever you need to be ready for combat. We must not tolerate this one,” his account on Truth Social, Donald Trump’s social media platform, posted.

He appears to have been galvanized to push for retaliation against the FBI after the news broke that the law enforcement agency went to former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate to take documents, many of which were classified, that the former president had taken from the White House, NBC News reported.

Shiffer was among the many in pro-Trump internet forums and online spaces who have called for civil war and levied violent threats against the government since the break-in revelation, but he appears to have taken it one step further and actually attacked an FBI office.

While he also had activity on the social media app Twitter, Shiffer posted his updates on his attempted attack on the FBI Office on the Truth Social platform, including confirming that he was the one who shot at the FBI office with a rifle in case he is not heard from again.

“Well, I thought I had a way through bulletproof glass, and I didn’t. If you don’t hear from me, it is true I tried attacking the F.B.I., and it’ll mean either I was taken off the internet, the F.B.I. got me, or they sent the regular cops while,” he said.

FBI Cincinnati said that Shiffer fired a nail gun at personnel inside the facility after triggering an alarm. He ran away and was given chase by local authorities and the FBI, and gunfire was exchanged between the two parties before Shiffer was killed.

A man, who was identified later as an avid Trump supporter who has called out for people to participate in a civil war, was killed after he attempted to attack an FBI office in Cincinnati. This is a representational image. Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

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