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Pipe Bomb Found at Republican National Committee Headquarters — NY Times

Pipe Bomb Found at Republican National Committee Headquarters — NY Times”

According to the RNC statement, "The members of the Republican National Committee strongly condemn the violence in and around the United States Capitol Building today in Washington".

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are no longer expected to deliver a video keynote address to the Republican National Committee on Thursday night, though the president was overwhelmingly cheered when he called into the RNC's winter meeting earlier in the day. Another homemade bomb was found and detonated safely in the Capitol complex, CNN reported. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories.

The device in the photo appears to be wired with a timer and was found adjacent to the Republican National Committee headquarters on First Street, S.E.

There was reportedly at least one improvised explosive device found on Capitol grounds, NBC News reported. A Democrat anonymously told The Times that ... One was discovered at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, and was being investigated. "The investigation is ongoing", The bureau said in a statement.

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The RNC and DNC are both only blocks away from the Capitol.

It is unclear who sent the pipe bomb and the package.

Twitter moved Wednesday to restrict engagement with tweets by President Trump and others that have been labeled "due to a risk of violence". Trump supporters have been seen in photos hanging out in politicians' offices. The violent protesters overpowered police and broke into the Capitol to protest as a joint session of Congress convened to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win. District of Columbia mayor, Muriel Bowser, implemented a curfew for 6:00 p.m.



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