A law enforcement officer told CBS News on SaturdayAlthough it is not yet clear about their scale or possible damage, the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee are still viable. The headquarters of DNC and RNC are located just a few steps away from the U.S. Capitol, which was besieged by pro-Trump mobs on Wednesday.
Law enforcement officials said that finding the culprit who planted the bomb was a top priority for the FBI, and all 56 field offices participated in the investigation. There are wanted posters and bus stop advertisements with photos of people suspected of bombing, which the agency posted on social media on Thursday.
The FBI said on Thursday that it will provide $50,000 in intelligence to “investigate the whereabouts of those responsible, arrest and convict them.”
According to the FBI, “multiple law enforcement agencies received reports of explosives at around 1 p.m.”, about the time when the riots in the Capitol began to escalate before President Trump’s supporters began to violate the roadblocks. Capitol police told CBS News that they reacted at the worst of the attack and were therefore stretched.
The official said that the FBI is aware of the ongoing Twitter campaign regarding plans to attack the state capital on January 17, and is monitoring this and possible interference on other dates.
Andres Triay, Catherine Herridge, April Siese and Caroline Linton contributed to this report.