FBI Releases New Footage of Suspect Who ‘Planted’ Pipe Bombs Outside RNC, DNC

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a new video showing a man who is believed to be the suspect who placed pipe bombs at the Republican and Democratic National Committee headquarters in D.C. the night prior to the U.S. Capitol riot. 

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According to the officials, the new video would shed light on the ongoing investigations to identify the suspect in the bombing incident eight months ago. 

According to The Washington Post, the new footage came from a surveillance video and showed an unidentified person who seemed to be “not from the area” as he placed two pipe bombs near the Republican and Democratic National Committee on Jan. 5. 

Though still unidentified, the officials in charge of the investigation said that this new video will make the process of identifying the suspect a lot easier. 

Meanwhile, Steven M. D’Antuono, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, appealed to the public as well as those who may know the person in the video to come forward with any information that could help the investigation. 

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In his latest appeal which he directed to those who might be close with the person who placed the devices, he said, “We know it is hard to report information about a friend or family member, but these pipe bombs were viable devices that could have detonated, causing innocent bystanders to be seriously injured or killed.” 

D’Antuono also urged them to help keep the suspect from harming others. “Your tip could be the one that prevents this person from harming themselves or anyone else,” he said.

D’Antuono reiterated that the bureau also promised a reward amounting to $100,000 for any information that would lead to the suspect’s arrest or the completion of the investigation.