FBI releases new video of masked suspect who planted pipe bombs outside RNC and DNC hours before January 6 Capitol riots as eight-month manhunt continues

 The FBI on Wednesday released new video showing a masked suspect who officials say placed pipe bombs outside the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee headquarters on the eve of the January 6 riots at the US Capitol.

The new information includes a virtual map that shows the route the suspect walked while placing the two bombs between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on January 5.

The suspect wore a face mask, glasses, a grey hooded sweatshirt, gloves, and black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo.  

According to the FBI, based on surveillance video and interviews with residents in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington DC, the suspect was not from that area and likely had a location around Folger Park from which he or she was operating.


The FBI on Wednesday released new video showing a suspect in a hooded sweatshirt (right) walking around the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington DC before planting two pipe bombs outside the DNC and RNC buildings

The FBI on Wednesday released new video showing a suspect in a hooded sweatshirt (right) walking around the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington DC before planting two pipe bombs outside the DNC and RNC buildings 

Another video shows the suspect sitting on a bench near DNC headquarters on January 5

Another video shows the suspect sitting on a bench near DNC headquarters on January 5

Here, the masked suspect is seen carrying a backpack before 8pm on January 5

Here, the masked suspect is seen carrying a backpack before 8pm on January 5 

The bombs were made of threaded galvanized pipes, kitchen timers and homemade black powder. One of the planted devices is pictured above

The bombs were made of threaded galvanized pipes, kitchen timers and homemade black powder. One of the planted devices is pictured above 


One of the recordings released on Wednesday shows the masked person pacing with a backpack in their hand along South Capitol Street. At one point, the suspect sets down the backpack on the ground and is passed by a man in shorts walking his dog. 

Another video shows the pipe bomb suspect sitting on the bench near the DNC, in the area where the suspect later placed the pipe bomb. 

A third video shows the same person walking with the backpack in hand past the Capitol Hill Club, which is located next to the RNC building on 1st Street SE. 

The explosive devices were planted outside the two buildings in the Capitol Hill neighborhood between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on January 5 and were located by law enforcement the next day.

Surveillance video shows the suspect walking in an alley between the RNC building and Capitol Hill Club

Surveillance video shows the suspect walking in an alley between the RNC building and Capitol Hill Club 

This shot shows the masked person carrying a backpack past Capitol Hill Club, just steps away from the RNC building

This shot shows the masked person carrying a backpack past Capitol Hill Club, just steps away from the RNC building 

The FBI said the suspect was operating out of a spot in Folger Park

The FBI said the suspect was operating out of a spot in Folger Park 

This map released by the FBI shows the wanted person's movements between 7.30pm and 8.00pm on January 5 in the Capitol Hill section of Washington DC

This map released by the FBI shows the wanted person's movements between 7.30pm and 8.00pm on January 5 in the Capitol Hill section of Washington DC 

This map released by the FBI shows the wanted person's movements between 8.00pm and 8.20pm on January 5 in the Capitol Hill section of Washington DC

This map released by the FBI shows the wanted person's movements between 8.00pm and 8.20pm on January 5 in the Capitol Hill section of Washington DC

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US Capitol Police and agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were called to the RNC's office at 12.45pm on January 6. 

About 30 minutes later, as the agents and bomb technicians were still investigating at the RNC, another call came in for a similar explosive device found at the DNC headquarters nearby. The bombs were rendered safe, and no one was hurt.

The bombs were made of threaded galvanized pipes, kitchen timers and homemade black powder, according to the FBI.

It is unclear whether the bombs were related to the insurrection — when thousands of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden’s presidential election win — or whether they were unrelated to the deadly riot. Both buildings are within a few blocks of the Capitol.

More than eight months later, the suspect in the thwarted bombing has not been caught
The FBI have chased down 300 tips and conducted 800 interviews

More than eight months later, the suspect in the thwarted bombing has not been caught. The FBI have chased down 300 tips and conducted 800 interviews 

The suspect was last seen wearing black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo

The suspect was last seen wearing black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo

This photo shows the $275 athletic shoes like the ones the suspect had on

This photo shows the $275 athletic shoes like the ones the suspect had on 

More than eight months later, the person who planted the bombs still remains at large.

The FBI said in a statement that it was releasing new video and additional information in hopes of generating fresh tips that would help the agency identify the suspect, which 'remains a priority.'

'The FBI is extremely grateful to the American people who have already provided us with vital assistance in this case,' said Steven D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. 'Since January, the FBI has conducted more than 800 interviews, collected more than 23,000 video files, and assessed more than 300 tips related to this investigation. 

The FBI is asking anyone with information on the unidentified pipe bomber to come forward

The FBI is asking anyone with information on the unidentified pipe bomber to come forward 

'Those tips have helped us uncover new information, which we are releasing today and asking the public to view it and call us with any information you think may be relevant.' 

A $100,000 reward is being offered for information in the case. 

'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 added. 'Your tip could be the one that prevents this person from harming themselves or anyone else.'

FBI releases new video of masked suspect who planted pipe bombs outside RNC and DNC hours before January 6 Capitol riots as eight-month manhunt continues FBI releases new video of masked suspect who planted pipe bombs outside RNC and DNC hours before January 6 Capitol riots as eight-month manhunt continues Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:48 Rating: 5

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