FBI: Reward offered for attempted Capitol Building bomber
Video courtesy of the FBI.
WASHINGTON (KLKN) — New information has been released concerning the pipe bombs placed around Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 5.
The FBI Washington Field Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest, now offering an up to $100,000 reward for useful information.
The evening before the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building, between 7:30 and 8:30, two pipe bombs were placed near the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters and Republican National Committee (RNC) Headquarters.
“The American people have provided invaluable assistance in this investigation, and the FBI and our law enforcement partners are very grateful for that cooperation,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “We still believe there is someone out there who has information they may not have realized was significant until now. We know it can be a difficult decision to report information about family or friends – but this is about protecting human life. These pipe bombs were viable devices that could have been detonated, resulting in serious injury or death. We need the public’s help to identify the individual responsible for placing these pipe bombs to ensure they will not harm themselves or anyone else.”
Officials say the person who placed these bombs wore a face mask, grey hooded sweatshirt, and black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo. They used a backpack to transport each of the devices.
Investigators are asking the public to examine the photos and newly released video of the suspect. If you have any information or recognize something call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), or submit tips online at tips.fbi.gov.