PIPE BOMBS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

January 5, 2021

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  • Black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo
  • Example color photo of black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo
  • Person of interest wearing black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo
  • Person of interest carrying backpack used to transport each device
  • Person of interest carrying backpack used to transport each device
  • Person of interest carrying backpack used to transport each device
  • Person of interest carrying backpack used to transport each device (color may appear lighter than actual)
  • Backpack used to transport each device (color may appear lighter than actual)
  • Backpack used to transport each device (color may appear lighter than actual)
  • Person of interest

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FBI Washington Field Office Provides Statement on Pipe Bomb Investigation

FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Steven D’Antuono issued a statement regarding the investigation into the pipe bombs placed in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on January 5, 2021.

Seeking Information: Pipe Bombs in Washington, D.C.

On January 5, 2021, an unknown individual placed two pipe bombs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The devices were placed between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. EST.

Reward:

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.

Details:

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 #3.

The unknown individual wore a face mask, a grey hooded sweatshirt, and black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo. The individual carried a ​backpack in their hand.

Components of the devices include 1x8-inch threaded galvanized pipes, a kitchen timer, and homemade black powder.

Submit a Tip:

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 tips.fbi.gov.

You may also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Tips may remain anonymous.

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