Ricky Shiffer, the man fatally shot Thursday following an alleged attempt at entering the FBI’s Cincinnati office, is a suspected domestic violent extremist, according to an ISD briefing and confirmed by law enforcement.
ISD Analysts compiled a report on the suspect’s social media presence and background and shared it with ABC News. Accounts believed to belong to Shiffer were active on Twitter and Trump’s social network, TruthSocial. The suspected attacker seems to have been “motivated by a combination of conspiratorial beliefs related to former President Trump and the 2020 election (among others), interest in killing federal law enforcement, and the recent search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago earlier this week,” as stated by ISD.
Our researchers also found posts and photographs placing Shiffer at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Although it is still not confirmed if he was present during the insurrection. Additionally, posts on the video site Rumble show the suspect encouraging users to “get in touch with the Proud Boys.”
Law enforcement officials are looking into any links between Shiffer and the Proud Boys.