(WatchDogReport.org) – On January 6, police located two pipe bombs at the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters as the incident on Capitol Hill was unfolding. The FBI is now looking for the person responsible, and the agency is issuing a warning.
On January 19, the FBI warned law enforcement that it doesn’t know the identity of who made the bombs, yet. The federal agency reportedly said finding out who planted the bombs is a “top priority.”
FBI warns law enforcement agencies Tuesday- Person who constructed pipe bombs and left them near the Capitol on Jan 6th has not yet been identified and is a "top priority," on inauguration eve, according to law enforcement official briefed on inauguration security concerns.
— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) January 19, 2021
The FBI was able to render the bombs safe on the day they were found. The devices were then sent to the agency’s lab in Quantico, Virginia. Fortunately, because they didn’t explode, the components of the explosives are still in good condition, giving FBI agents the opportunity to look for distinguishing features on the devices that might lead them to the maker.
Federal authorities have photos of the suspect on the FBI website, but the person is wearing a hoodie and facemask.
The #FBI released new photos of the individual(s) responsible for placing suspected pipe bombs in Washington, D.C., on January 6. If you recognize this backpack or these shoes, submit a tip at https://t.co/buMd8vYXzH. A $50,000 reward is available. @FBIWFO https://t.co/Quaky7ud2X pic.twitter.com/ivJJwoWERr
— FBI (@FBI) January 12, 2021
If the person in the photo looks familiar, contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), or fbi.gov/USCapitol.
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