FBI ups the reward for information on bombs near Capitol Building

The pipe bombs were left on January 5

THE FBI has published new images of the person suspected of having placed a homemade pipe bomb near the Capitol, in Washington (USA), on January 5. 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 or person responsible.

The FBI has new information that they were put in place at between 7.30pm and 8.30pm EST.

An unknown individual place one at the Headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the other at the Headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.

The person was wearing a face mask, a grey hooded sweatshirt and Nike trainers, while carrying a backpack.

The explosive devices were put in place before the chamber was due to ratify the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the US elections. The session was eventually not held due to the assault of Donald Trump’s supporters on the Capitol building.

After learning of their existence, the FBI bomb squad used water cannons to blow up the devices, dismantle and deactivate them.


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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.

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