PICTURED: Pipe bomb that was left outside Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington DC as Trump rioters stormed the Capitol
- DC police found two pipe bombs near Capitol after protesters stormed building
- Image shows one pipe bomb near Republican National Committee headquarters
- The second bomb was found near Democratic National Committee headquarters
- Bomb techs used water cannons to break devices apart, making them harmless
- Authorities from the FBI, ATF, Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department, are now investigating what’s left of the devices
- Officials hope to uncover clues about where parts came from and who built them
Police in Washington, DC, found two pipe bombs near the Capitol after protesters stormed the building on Wednesday.
An image of the pipe bomb, obtained by ABC News, shows it lying on the ground near the Republican National Committee headquarters.
The second bomb, which hasn’t been pictured, was found a couple blocks away near the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
Authorities evacuated both the DNC and RNC on Wednesday after the discovery of the pipe bombs were made.
Police in Washington, DC, found two pipe bombs near the Capitol after protesters stormed the building on Wednesday. An image of the pipe bomb (pictured), shows it lying on the ground of the near the Republican National Committee headquarters
The second bomb was found a couple blocks away near the Democratic National Committee headquarters. In addition to the pipe bombs, police found a cooler from a vehicle that had a long gun and Molotov cocktail. Protesters are seen storming the Capitol
According to ABC, bomb technicians used water cannons to break apart the devices, rendering them harmless.
Authorities from the FBI, ATF, Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department, are now investigating what’s left of the devices.
Officials hope to uncover clues about where the parts came from and who built them.
In addition to the pipe bombs, police found a cooler from a vehicle that had a long gun and Molotov cocktail on Capitol grounds.
The pipe bombs and other devices were left on Capitol grounds on Wednesday when supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the building.
DC Police Chief Robert Contee said a total of four people died in the riots.
Dozens of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday
Workers clean damage on Thursday near an overrun Capitol Police checkpoint a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol
The death total included Ashli Babbitt, 35, who was shot by Capitol Police, and three others who died in ‘medical emergencies.’
Police said both law enforcement and Trump supporters deployed chemical irritants during the hourslong occupation of the Capitol building before it was cleared Wednesday evening by law enforcement.
The woman was shot earlier Wednesday as the mob tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side.
She was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and later died.
Trump has since released a statement claiming there ‘will be an orderly transition on January 20th’ after Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
The president said in the statement tweeted by his social media director Dan Scavino: ‘Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.
‘I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.’
Trump, whose Twitter account is currently locked, has spent the last two months refusing to concede the election and making baseless allegations of mass voter fraud that have been rejected by dozens of courts and Republican officials, including his former attorney general.
Vice President Mike Pence presided over the formal session that ended early Thursday morning tallying the electoral college vote.