On Jan. 5, a bomb squad successfully exploded two pipe bombs planted at the Republican (RNC) and Democratic (DMC) National Convention headquarters.

The pipe bombs were detonated on Jan. 5, the night before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The FBI released new images of the man who planted two pipe bombs at the DNC and RNC National Convention offices the night before the Capitol riot on Tuesday.

The FBI has appealed to the public for assistance in locating the suspect.

“We are asking the public to come forward with any information that could assist us, including any odd or out-of-character behavior you noticed in a family member, friend, or coworker, leading up to or after January 5th,” the FBI said.

The videos also show the suspect’s walking style, or gait, which investigators hope would be recognized by others. It is unknown if the perpetrator is a man or a woman.

“There has been an ample period to develop the forensics—at this point the DNA and latent fingerprints—which very often solve the crime,” according to Scott Sweetow. Sweetow is a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives deputy assistant director and former acting director of the FBI’s Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center.

For information leading to the arrest of the person who planted pipe bombs at the RNC and DNC, the FBI provided a $50,000 reward.

The FBI identified the alleged bomber’s purple backpack and shoes.

 

 

 

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