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FBI continues to hunt the suspect who planted pipe bombs prior to insurrection at U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

WASHINGTON D.C. – The FBI continues to hunt the suspect who planted pipe bombs prior to the fatal insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

The FBI and ATF are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the placement of pipe bombs in Washington, D.C., on January 5, 2021.

Between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 5, 2021, an unknown individual placed two pipe bombs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. One pipe bomb was placed in an alley behind the headquarters of the Republican National Committee (RNC), located at 310 First Street Southeast, and the other was placed next to a park bench near the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), located at 430 South Capitol Street Southeast. The unknown individual wore a face mask, glasses, gloves, a grey hooded sweatshirt, and black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo. The individual carried a backpack. Some of the components of the devices include 1×8-inch threaded galvanized pipes, a kitchen timer, and homemade black powder.

If you have any information concerning these incidents, please contact the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), or submit tips online at You may also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Tips may remain anonymous.

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