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

Videos:

January 5 Pipe Bomb Investigation: Footage of Suspect

On January 5, 2021, an unknown individual placed two pipe bombs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This video contains footage from along the suspect’s route.

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.

January 5 Pipe Bomb Investigation: Route and Video of Suspect

This virtual map depicts the approximate route an unknown suspect walked on January 5, 2021, while placing two pipe bombs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The map also features video of the suspect at various points along the route.

January 5 Pipe Bomb Investigation: Footage of Suspect

On January 5, 2021, an unknown individual placed two pipe bombs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This video contains footage from along the suspect’s route.

January 5 Pipe Bomb Investigation: Footage of Suspect

On January 5, 2021, an unknown individual placed two pipe bombs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This video contains footage from along the suspect’s route.

January 5 Pipe Bomb Investigation: Footage of Suspect

On January 5, 2021, an unknown individual placed two pipe bombs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This video contains footage from along the suspect’s route.

January 5 Pipe Bomb Investigation: Footage of Suspect

On January 5, 2021, an unknown individual placed two pipe bombs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This video contains footage from along the suspect’s route.

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. This video contains footage from four points along the suspect's route.

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, 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 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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