FBI investigators: Suspect planted pipe bombs night before capitol riot

2

The would-be pipe bomber of the Democratic and Republican National Committees’ headquarters planted the devices at the Washington, DC, buildings the night before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the FBI said Friday.

In a wanted flyer, the FBI said it obtained new information about the bomber, writing the agency now believes the would-be terrorist planted the bombs between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 5.

The bombs were found the following day before they detonated, but law enforcement authorities have said they believe the bombs were viable — and could have exploded at the downtown buildings.

A reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bomber has increased to $100,000, the FBI’s flyer states.

The bomber wore a gray sweatshirt, a facemask and was carrying a backpack while planting the devices, according to the FBI.

dc-pipe-bomb-19

The suspected bomber’s Nike Air Max Speed Turf sneakers.

FBI

dc-pipe-bomb-18

dc-pipe-bomb-18

The suspected bomber’s Nike Air Max Speed Turf sneakers.

FBI

dc-pipe-bomb-21

dc-pipe-bomb-21

Part of a pipe bomb found in connection to a planned bombing in Washington DC on January 6, 2021.

FBI

dc-pipe-bomb-22

dc-pipe-bomb-22

A map of the suspected bomber’s targets.

FBI

dc-pipe-bomb-20

dc-pipe-bomb-20

A pipe bomb that would have been used during the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.

FBI

Up Next

Who said old men can’t shred? Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk…

5

View Slideshow

He also wore a distinctive pair of shoes, the agency said: Nike Air Max Speed Turf sneakers in yellow, black, and gray.

View original post