In a bizarre instance, a person whose name remains undisclosed, jumped the Chicago FBI fence on Thursday and began hurling rocks at the building.
Rob Sperling, a spokesman for the Federal Protective Service, said that the person was detained and taken by Chicago police to a hospital for evaluation. The police department’s news affairs office said the person was only taken to a hospital but was not arrested.
FBI spokeswoman Siobhan Johnson declined to comment beyond confirming that a “security incident” had occurred at about 11 a.m. and that there were no injuries and “no known threats to the public at this time.”
Over the recent days following the release of a search warrant on Former President Donald Trump’s residence, several violent incidents have increased concern for the safety of federal law enforcement officers.
In recent days, a man armed with an AR-15 was killed in a shootout after attempting to breach FBI offices in Cincinnati, a Pennsylvania man was arrested after posting death threats against agents on social media and there have been a number of calls for armed uprisings and civil war.
In response, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a joint intelligence bulletin warning about an increase in violent online threats targeting federal officials and government facilities — including “a threat to place a so-called dirty bomb in front of FBI headquarters.”