WASHINGTON – The FBI shared a photo of the person responsible for placing the suspected explosive devices before the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Capitol’s protests.
On Thursday evening, the FBI tweeted a photo of the suspect and posted a reward of up to $ 50,000 for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the person (s) responsible for placing suspected pipe bombs in Washington, DC, are responsible on January 6, 2021. “
At around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, law enforcement received reports of two suspected pipe bombs with wires outside the RNC and DNC headquarters in Washington, DC
ABC News then received an exclusive photo of the suspected explosive device found outside the RNC, which is just a few blocks from the Capitol.
A federal law enforcement source told ABC News that the suspected pipe bombs were in fact active, and the US Capitol Police confirmed the devices could do “major damage.”
“The USCP Hazardous Materials Response Team determined that both devices are indeed dangerous and can seriously affect public safety,” police said in a statement.
Bomb technicians blew up the devices with water cannons to break them apart and render them harmless when violent pro-Trump protesters broke the police lines and stormed into the Capitol.
Five people died during the siege of the Capitol, including a protester who was shot and killed by police officers and a police officer.
Still searching for information on those involved in the siege, the FBI tweeted photos of some pro-MAGA protesters Thursday night and asked the public for help with identification.
ABC News’s Jack Date contributed to this report.
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