An explosive device was reportedly found at Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the same day that nearby rioters breached the U.S. Capitol Building.
Citing three anonymous sources, The New York Times reported the device was “a pipe bomb that was successfully destroyed by a bomb squad, according to an official for the R.N.C.”
According to Harmeet Dhillon, an RNC committeewoman for California, two pipe bombs were found and detonated.
Two pipe bombs at the RNC headquarters were detonated after our staff were evacuated. Whoever is behind this terrorist act, must be found and prosecuted.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) January 6, 2021
The Times added that the nearby Democratic National Committee headquarters were evacuated after the discovery of a “suspicious package.”
Both buildings are located just a few blocks away from