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FBI shares new video of suspect who planted pipe bombs ahead of Capitol riots

FBI shares new video of suspect who planted pipe bombs ahead of Capitol riots
The FBI on Wednesday shared a virtual map and video detailing the movements of the suspect who placed pipe bombs near the RNC and DNC headquarters on the eve of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Photo courtesy FBI 

Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The FBI on Wednesday released new information regarding the suspect who placed pipe bombs at two locations on Capitol Hill the night before the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The agency shared a virtual map highlighting the route the suspect walked while placing the bombs in an alley behind the Republican National Committee Headquarters and on a park bench near the Democratic National Committee Headquarters.

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It also released video footage of a bench near the DNC where the pipe bomb was placed which offers a "full front view" of the suspect.

"Based upon the suspect's route of travel to the DNC and from the DNC to the RNC, and the manner in which the suspect carries the backpack after placing the pipe bomb at the DNC, the FBI believes the suspect had a location in the vicinity of Folger Park from which the person was operating," the agency said.

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Video also showed the person who placed the bombs was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, gloves, and black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo, while using a backpack to transport the bombs.

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The FBI also issued a national call for tips related to the investigation including details about the person's glasses, shoes, backpack, items, mannerisms and characteristics or any unusual activity in Folger Park on the night of Jan. 5.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the suspect.

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"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. Your tip could be the one that prevents this person from harming themselves or anyone else," said Steven D'Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office.

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