Reward climbs to $500K for information on suspect who placed pipe bombs day before Jan. 6

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who placed pipe bombs in the Washington, D.C. area the day before the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol has climbed to $500,000. The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, who was captured on surveillance video placing the pipe bombs at the headquarters of the Democratic and Republican national committees.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 50 years old, with a medium build and a beard. He was seen on video wearing a baseball cap and a black and gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the pipe bombs is urged to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or visit the agency’s website at

. The FBI is offering the $500,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

The pipe bombs were discovered the morning of January 6th, shortly before a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. The riot resulted in the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer. The FBI is investigating the riot as an act of domestic terrorism.