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United States: FBI offers $ 75,000 to track down Capitol bombers

2021-01-21T20:49:45.323Z

The U.S. Federal Police have upped their reward for any help that would identify the man the cameras caught while tra



Two weeks after the violent clashes on Capitol Hill in Washington, the FBI organized a real manhunt.

For this, investigators use a technique often implemented in the United States: the reward.

This Thursday evening, in an attempt to trace as quickly as possible to a man accused of having deposited two homemade bombs on January 6, the US federal police are promising a bonus of $ 75,000 for "any information helping to identify the individual".

A call relayed on social networks with captures of CCTV images.

This person appears to be wearing a gray hoodie and wearing gloves, his face hidden by a mask.

She would have placed the devices outside the buildings housing the offices of the Democratic and Republican parties, near the Capitol.

The #FBI and @ATFHQ are offering up to $ 75,000 for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the individual (s) responsible for placing suspected pipe bombs in Washington, DC, on January 6. Submit tips at https: // t.co/buMd8vYXzH.

https://t.co/R8gPsPeYln pic.twitter.com/YriHw30r5E

- FBI (@FBI) January 21, 2021

Proof of planning for the assault?

The bombs did not explode, but were seen as a sign of possible planning for the assault and the severity of the threat to Capitol Hill by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

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Analysts, including the former police chief of the Capitol, suspect these devices to have been developed to serve as a diversion, in order to remove the police so that the attackers can invade the Capitol.

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Michael Sherwin, the Washington prosecutor in charge of the investigation, confirms "signs of coordination", such as communications between the demonstrators who returned inside the Capitol and those who were outside.

Hundreds of people prosecuted

The FBI announcement suggests that the federal police do not yet have any leads on the identity of the person.

The premium was initially set at $ 50,000.

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The FBI evokes in particular the suspect's shoes, Nike Air Max Speed ​​Turf sneakers, relatively rare, and which could come from a recent reissue.

Hundreds of people could be prosecuted for the January 6 attack.

That day, Trumpist supporters, white-hot by the refusal of the Republican billionaire to recognize his defeat in the presidential election, stormed this highly symbolic place.

The violence left five people dead and shocked America and the world.

The federal government has so far indicted a hundred people, according to the count of the program on extremism at George Washington University: 102 men and 15 women from 35 US states and Washington.

Source: leparis

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