The explosions of a series explosive devices, including a Molotov cocktail-style item, occurred early on Sunday morning outside three businesses in the northeast part of Washington D.C. There were no fatalities or injuries. However, they left Washington D.C. on edge. The buildings were damaged, with broken glass and debris.
As of this date, the suspect is still at large and police are seeking assistance.
Washington, D.C. police are asking the public for help in locating suspects who were behind the attacks on a bank, retail outlet, and grocery store that were all damaged by explosive devices within a 15-minute period early Sunday morning.
According to a joint statement by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division and the Criminal Investigations Division of the Metropolitan Police Department, three stores in the northeast of D.C. have reported damage.
According to authorities, the first explosion went off around 4:30 am outside a Truist branch bank before the suspect drove away.
A second explosion happened minutes later outside of a Nike store located on H Street. The suspect then threw a Molotov Cocktail at a Safeway supermarket.
According to the statement, luckily all the shops were closed at this time.
It appears that the suspects in each of these crimes targeted commercial establishments. They did not seem to be targeting members of the general public. At the time the crimes were committed, the establishments had been closed. These offenses did not result in any reported injuries.
The MPD and ATF are also partnering to offer rewards of up to $20,000 for anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of the perpetrator:
The Metropolitan Police Department is offering a reward up to $10,000 for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest or conviction of those responsible. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Washington Field Division, in partnership with MPD, is offering an extra $10,000, bringing the possible total reward amount to $20,000
The authorities have yet to identify the person responsible for the pipe bombs that were placed outside the Republican and Democratic National Committees on 5 January 2021.
These attacks are quite alarming, even though they did not appear to be aimed at harming or killing anyone. RedState will provide updates as soon as they are available.