Discovery of Pipe Bombs in DC Obscured by Capitol Riot

As thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, federal agents were working at the same time to detonate two pipe bombs found just blocks away at the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees.

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An explosive device is shown outside of the Republican National Committee office, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington. As thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, federal agents were working at the same time to detonate this pipe bomb and another, found just blocks away at the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees. (AP Photo)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — As thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, federal agents were working at the same time to detonate two pipe bombs found just blocks away at the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees. The focus on the insurrection shifted public attention away from the explosives threat — which experts say remains a primary concern for law enforcement ahead of next week’s inauguration of President-elect…

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