Reportedly a pipe bomb was found and successfully detonated by the bomb squad at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday reported by New York Times.
A developing report by the New York Times states both Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Democrat National Committee (DNC) were evacuated after a pipe bomb was found at the RNC office. A suspicious package was discovered at the DNC office as well.
The New York Times reports:
An explosive device was found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee in Washington and the nearby headquarters of the Democratic National Committee was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious package on Wednesday, according to three people briefed on the discoveries.
The device that was found at the R.N.C. was a pipe bomb that was successfully destroyed by a bomb squad, according to an official for the R.N.C.
The R.N.C. and D.N.C. are headquartered just a few blocks away from the U.S. Capitol, which Mr. Trump’s supporters stormed on Wednesday afternoon soon as Congress had gathered to certify President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory and shortly after the president addressed the crowd near the White House.
The report comes as supporters of President Tump stormed the U.S. Capitol in protest the Congressoinal electoral colldge vote to certify the presidential election of 2020.
Supporters gathered near the White House where Trump spoke before storming the Capitol. Rebulicans were urged to object to the election certification.