Police found a pickup truck with 11 explosive devices and firearms near the Capitol on riot day, its owner detained, NBC-2 television reported Saturday, citing prosecutors.
The car, owned by Lonnie Leroy Coffman, 70, was two blocks from the Capitol outside the National Republican Club. In addition to the homemade bombs, it contained an M4 assault rifle, a handgun, and ammunition magazines. The man was detained and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.
Coffman stated in his testimony that he had vessels of melted Styrofoam and gasoline in his car. However, police also found pieces of cloth and fuse there. According to investigators, the mixture of these acts like napalm in an explosion.
Earlier it was reported that two other improvised explosive devices were found and defused on the day of the riots: near the headquarters of the National Republican Committee and the headquarters of the National Democratic Committee. The suspects are being sought.
On Wednesday, supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol shortly after a rally where he was speaking. Speaking to the crowd, Trump said he would go to the Capitol with her.
The riots delayed congressional approval of Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election for several hours. Against this backdrop, Senate Democratic leaders called for Trump’s impeachment or removal under the president’s incapacity amendment to the constitution. Five people were killed in the protests, one of them a Capitol Police officer.