FBI releases video of pipe bomb suspect near RNC and DNC just hours before the Capitol riot


BREAKING NEWS: FBI releases new footage of suspect putting pipe bombs outside the RNC and DNC headquarters just hours before the Capitol riot

  • FBI released surveillance footage of suspected would-be pipe bomber 
  • Two devices were allegedly planted near RNC, DNC offices in Washington, DC 
  • Devices were planted just hours before MAGA rioters ransacked US Capitol 
  • FBI is offering $100,000 reward to anyone with info leading to suspect’s arrest 
  • It is unclear if the alleged would-be bomber seen in video is a man or a woman 
  • FBI hopes someone recognizes individual’s gait and provides information 

The FBI has released surveillance video of someone allegedly planting pipe bombs near the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee offices in Washington, DC on the eve of the Capitol riot on January 6.

The video shows a person wearing a face mask and a gray hooded sweatshirt while carrying a backpack that investigators say was loaded with explosive devices.

In the video, the suspected bomber is seen standing with the bag in a residential neighborhood on South Capitol Street at 7:40pm on January 5.

The bomber places the bag on the ground as a man walks by with his dog.

In the video, the suspected bomber is seen standing with the bag in a residential neighborhood on South Capitol Street at 7:40pm on January 5

Moments later, a man seen walking his dog (left) passes by the alleged bomber on South Capitol Street

Moments later, a man seen walking his dog (left) passes by the alleged bomber on South Capitol Street

The bomber places the bag on the ground as a man walks by with his dog

The bomber places the bag on the ground as a man walks by with his dog

Twelve minutes later, the man is seen seated on a bench in front of the DNC, where the first pipe bomb was allegedly placed under a bush

Twelve minutes later, the man is seen seated on a bench in front of the DNC, where the first pipe bomb was allegedly placed under a bush

The alleged bomber is seen above in an alley between the RNC and the Capitol Hill Club at 8:14pm on January 5, according to the FBI

The alleged bomber is seen above in an alley between the RNC and the Capitol Hill Club at 8:14pm on January 5, according to the FBI

The FBI says that the second pipe bomb was found not far from this alley

The FBI says that the second pipe bomb was found not far from this alley

Twelve minutes later, the man is seen seated on a bench in front of the DNC, where the first pipe bomb was allegedly placed under a bush.

The suspect is seen zipping up the bag, standing up, and walking away.  

In another clip, the alleged bomber is seen in an alley near the RNC, not far from where a second pipe bomb was found, according to the FBI.

The suspected bomber is seen in the alley at 8:14pm. A few moments later, the suspect is seen walking in front of the Capitol Hill Club, which is right next to the RNC. 

The suspected bomber is seen in the alley at 8:14pm. A few moments later, the suspect is seen walking in front of the Capitol Hill Club, which is right next to the RNC

The suspected bomber is seen in the alley at 8:14pm. A few moments later, the suspect is seen walking in front of the Capitol Hill Club, which is right next to the RNC

The FBI's wanted poster also includes a close-up image of the alleged bomber's sneakers

The FBI’s wanted poster also includes a close-up image of the alleged bomber’s sneakers

The bureau says the suspect was wearing a pair of Nike 'Air Max Speed Turf' shoes with a yellow swoosh (like the one seen in the above file photo)

The bureau says the suspect was wearing a pair of Nike ‘Air Max Speed Turf’ shoes with a yellow swoosh (like the one seen in the above file photo)

The FBI claims the explosives were made with 1x8-inch threaded galvanized pipes, a kitchen timer, and homemade black powder

The FBI claims the explosives were made with 1×8-inch threaded galvanized pipes, a kitchen timer, and homemade black powder

The kitchen timer attached to one of the explosives is seen in the above handout provided by the FBI

The kitchen timer attached to one of the explosives is seen in the above handout provided by the FBI

The RNC is located less than a half-mile away from the Cannon House Office Building, where many members of Congress work. 

‘These pipe bombs were viable devices that could have been detonated, resulting in serious injury or death,’ said Steven D’Antuono, the FBI’s assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office said in statement. 

‘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.’

The FBI’s wanted poster also includes a close-up image of the alleged bomber’s sneakers – a pair of Nike ‘Air Max Speed Turf’ shoes with a yellow swoosh. 

‘We still believe there is someone out there who has information they may not have realized was significant until now,’ D’Antuono said. 

‘We know it can be a difficult decision to report information about family or friends – but this is about protecting human life.’

The FBI claims the explosives were made with 1×8-inch threaded galvanized pipes, a kitchen timer, and homemade black powder. 

It is unclear if the suspect seen in the video is a man or a woman. The FBI hopes that someone in the general public will notice this individual’s gait and provide a useful tip that would lead to this person’s apprehension. 

A reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect stands at $100,000. 

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