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Federal Investigators Increase Reward for Information on Jan. 6 Pipe Bombs

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Federal Investigators Increase Reward for Information on Jan. 6 Pipe Bombs

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) have increased the reward for information leading to the successful identification of suspect(s) involved in placing pipe bombs in Washington city on Jan. 6. The bounty was first set to $50,000 on Jan. 7, one day after the bombs were discovered. This has since been increased to $75,000. Authorities have said that around 1 p.m. on Jan. 6, law enforcement agencies received the first reports about a suspected pipe bomb at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee (RNC), located at 310 First Street Southeast in Washington. Just 15 minutes later, a second suspected pipe bomb with a similar description to the threat at the RNC was reported at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), located at 430 South Capitol Street Southeast in Washington. The two bombs were defused and did not detonate. The …

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