An explosive device was discovered at the Republican National Committee headquarters Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of the nearby headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.
Citing three people briefed on the incident, the New York Times is reporting that a pipe bomb was found at the RNC. An RNC official reportedly said the bomb squad successfully detonated the suspicious device.
The New York Times is reporting that a suspicious package was additionally discovered at the DNC headquarters. Speaking with the news outlet, a Democrat briefed on the incident said the package’s contents have not yet been identified.
This story is developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as updates are made available.
I just had to evacuate my office because of a pipe bomb reported outside. Supporters of the President are trying to force their way into the Capitol and I can hear what sounds like multiple gunshots. (1/2)
— Rep. Elaine Luria (@RepElaineLuria) January 6, 2021
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