Explosive devices have reportedly been found around Capitol Hill amid today’s ongoing riot. Per the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, first responders found and safely detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) outside the RNC headquarters adjacent to the Capitol Building.
New – an explosive device was found at the RNC and detonated safely. https://t.co/dbL5U41ZSo
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 6, 2021
Both the RNC and the DNC have been evacuated. NBC News reports that at least one IED was found on the Capitol grounds as well. The development coincides with a report that Vice President Pence has unfollowed President Trump on Twitter.
At least one IED found on the grounds of the US Capitol, reports @NBCNews.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) January 6, 2021
The National Guard is in the process of being deployed to the Capitol. In the meantime, the vice president has also issued his own warning to those inciting violence.
Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 6, 2021
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