The explosive devices found at the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee’s officers in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday were reportedly real.
Fox News cited a senior federal law enforcement official Thursday morning as saying the explosive devices “were the real deal,” and not phonies simply intended to look real. ABC News journalist Luke Barr has since corroborated the Fox News report, also reporting that a federal law enforcement source says that the devices were real.
According to ABC News, one of the devices was found adjacent to the RNC’s headquarters and the other device was found in a bush at the DNC’s headquarters. Both locations are about two blocks away from the Capitol.
ABC News obtained a photo of the device found at the RNC, and reported that both of the devices were rendered inactive after a bomb squad blasted them with water cannons. Sources told ABC News late Wednesday that investigators were analyzing the remnants of the devices