Monday, September 25

Ricky Shiffer, suspect in FBI attack, may have posted to Truth Social

The man who authorities say attempted to breach security at an Ohio FBI office Thursday morning may have been posting messages to former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social site, even as he was engaged in the attempted incursion.

The man, who was shot and killed after a standoff that lasted much of the day, was identified to the Associated Press and others as Richard W. Shiffer. Law enforcement officials said he was believed to have been present at the US Capitol riot on Jan. 6 last year.

A USA TODAY review of online postings by an account in the name “Ricky Shiffer” shows the account had recently posted angry reactions to news of the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida home.

The same account posted during or just after the raid at the FBI, appearing to describe the man’s efforts.

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