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FBI Released Videos of Individual Placing Pipe Bombs Outside DNC and RNC on Jan. 5

The FBI released videos of the suspect placing pipe bombs outside the DNC and the RNC the night before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot along with a press release in which they ask the public for assistance in identifying the individual.

The FBI is asking the public to watch the videos of this person—you may recognize their gait, body language, or mannerisms. 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 5. Regarding the evening of January 5, we are asking for information about an individual who you may have observed matching this description in the vicinity of North Carolina Avenue SE and Folger Park between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.. This person may have entered a vehicle or taken an item from a vehicle and placed it into the backpack.

Together with the ATF, the FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person who placed these devices on the night of January 5.



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  1. First impressions – I’d say this isn’t someone who has done this before. He / she way to nervous on the street, evidenced by the overly casual (hey don’t look at me) body language — stretching, looking around as if waiting for someone as people or the police car rolls by….. Constantly adjusting the hoodie – not used to layering for cold weather or maybe a vest underneath? Unsure about the vest, so possibly a couch potato judging by the general build (middle vs. shoulders). I am going with vest that they don’t normally wear. Unusual step motion early in the video that doesn’t seem to persist at the end – new shoes? Hey, who doesn’t want to wear new shoes when you get out of lockdown and go on a terror mission?

    Notice the difference in stride and upright stance when in the ally behind the RNC. Out of site, he becomes more confident and less nervous (looking around like his head on a swivel behavior is gone, now walking more confidently). Yes, I know, I am making an assumption about the gender of the suspect / person in the video…..but I used to live in Vegas I get the idea behind ‘odds’.

    Sincere best of luck to the FBI and ATF to catch this person, but I am thinking that there is more of a chance to apprehend via intelligence than from this video.

    Its been years since I was in a role where I had to check stuff like this out, so I could be completely out to lunch on this assessment. I am a staunch proponent of probable cause, but a little part of me longs for the good ol’ days of stop and frisk! (Or at least, stop and question….)

    You know, maybe the new (proposed) law asking police to attain racial quotas in their public interactions, stopping and interrogating people, may work after all (I mean, what could go wrong?)….. most likely, it will simply become a tool to remove civil liberties and revive the practice of true racial discrimination….. for me, I’ll rely on the concept of probable cause to protect myself and family from unreasonable, unlawful search and seizure. Racial quotas for police interactions are stupid at best and rife with physical danger and discrimination lawsuits at worst.

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