FBI: Capitol Pipe Bombs Had ‘Explosive Igniters,’ ‘Hundreds’ Of Arrests Expected In Capitol Attack

FBI: Capitol Pipe Bombs Had ‘Explosive Igniters,’ ‘Hundreds’ Of Arrests Expected In Capitol Attack


In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, the FBI announced that it expects “hundreds” of arrests relating to last week’s riot that turned into an attack on the United States Capitol and that more than 150 cases have already been filed.

Federal law enforcement officials also revealed that pipe bombs found on the U.S. Capitol grounds last Wednesday, were equipped with explosive igniters, they do not know why the bombs did not explode, and that finding the bomber, who appears in some surveillance footage taken outside the Capitol, is a top priority for the FBI.

Acting US Attorney for DC Michael Sherwin said Tuesday that the FBI has already opened 160 separate cases as a result of last week’s riot and assault and that the FBI expects “‘hundreds; of criminal cases to be filed against people who participated in the Capitol riot within the next several weeks,” according to Fox News.

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The agency plans to make the probe a “long-term

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