Republican National Committee Put on Lockdown After Suspicious Package Containing Blood Found

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Law enforcement responded to a parcel that was discovered to contain vials of blood at the Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning.

A brief lockdown was implemented.

Officers responded to the 300 block of First Street SE, which is the address of the RNC on Capitol Hill, as a result of a report of a suspicious package at approximately 7:45 a.m., the U.S. Capitol Police stated in a statement following the “all clear” decision.

The U.S. Capitol Police had issued the “all clear” by 9:30 a.m.

In a post to X, John Parkinson, a correspondent and producer for ABC News, stated that an officer informed him that “nobody is messing around” after a pair of pipe bombs were discovered outside the offices of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Washington, D.C. in January 2021.

Federal officials have yet to confirm the identification of a suspect associated with the pipe device scare, more than three years later.

A $500,000 reward, which would be awarded in exchange for information that would result in an individual’s apprehension and conviction, is still in effect, according to a bulletin issued by the FBI in January.

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