Two years after the assault on the Capitol, the police are still looking for 350 suspects

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Two years after the assault on the Capitol, the police are still looking for 350 suspects

On January 6, 2021, after a speech by then-President Donald Trump, some of his supporters used violence to storm the Capitol.

Two years after the attack on the Capitol, US police are still looking for 350 participants as well as a person suspected of planting pipe bombs near the headquarters of Congress the day before of the assault.

More than 950 people have been arrested in the past 24 months, Justice Secretary Merrick Garland said in a statement on Wednesday, two days before the second anniversary of the coup.

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More than a third of them have already been tried on charges ranging from simple trespass to sedition, and 192 have received prison sentences, according to a press release separate from the federal prosecutor in Washington who is overseeing this sprawling investigation.

However, our work is not done and we remain committed to prosecuting all those responsible for the x27;assault on our democracy, added Merrick Garland.

The federal police are seeking to identify 350 people suspected of having committed violence in the Capitol, including 250 against police, and again asked for the public's help on Wednesday.

In addition, the FBI has quintupled the reward, from US$100,000 to half a million US dollars, for information leading to the arrest of the person who planted a pipe bomb on the evening of January 5, 2021 , near the Republican and Democratic party seats.

These never exploded and may have only been intended to keep the police away from the Capitol just before the assault.

We hope [this new bounty] will encourage the public to look again at the suspect's photos and videos, the federal police wrote in a statement. These show an individual who is difficult to identify, as he is wearing a hood, mask, goggles and gloves.

On January 6, 2021, several hundred supporters of Republican President Donald Trump had sown chaos and violence inside the Capitol when elected officials certified the victory of his Democratic rival Joe Biden in the presidential election.

For l' At the moment, the prosecutions focused on those who participated directly in this attack, which had shocked the whole world, but the Department of Justice is also investigating the responsibility of Donald Trump and his relatives.

Since his declaration of presidential candidacy in 2024, a special prosecutor has been appointed to independently oversee the investigations into him.

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