January 22 According to a report by the Central News Agency, on the 21st local time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raised the bounty to $75,000, appealing for assistance from all walks of life in finding suspects who planted two tubular bombs near the Capitol during the recent riots in the U.S. Congress.
Previously, the FBI offered a reward of 50,000 US dollars.
Security video shows a man in a loose grey hoodie, black gloves and a face mask, believed to be a suspect who placed two bombs in the Democratic and Republican offices near the Capitol.
The bomb, though not detonated, was seen as a possible supporter of former President Trump, “one of the signs of a planned and serious insurgency that threatens Congress,” AFP reported.
Experts analyzed that the suspect may deliberately use the two bombs to attract the attention of the security forces so that protesters can break into the Capitol.
On January 6, a congressional riot broke out in the United States, killing five people and injuring dozens.
The House of Representatives passed the articles of impeachment on the 13th, accusing Trump of “sedition”, “interfering with the peaceful transition of power” and “seriously endangering the security of the United States and its government agencies”.