Wanted. The US federal police on Thursday increased its bounty to $ 75,000 (61,724 euros) for any information helping to identify the person who planted two homemade bombs during the invasion of the Capitol in Washington on January 6. This person, who can be seen on surveillance video wearing a gray hoodie and wearing gloves, his face hidden by a mask, is said to have placed the devices outside the buildings housing the offices of the Democratic parties and Republican, near the Capitol.
The bombs did not explode, but were seen as a sign of possible planning for the assault and the severity of the threat to Capitol Hill by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
Analysts, including the former police chief of the Capitol, suspect these devices to have been developed to serve as a diversion, in order to remove the police so that the attackers can invade the Capitol.
The FBI announcement suggests that the federal police do not yet have any leads on the identity of the bomber. The premium was initially set at $ 50,000 ($ 41,149). The FBI evokes in particular the shoes of the suspect, Nike Air Max Speed Turf sneakers, relatively rare, and which could come from a recent reissue.