DC Police Deny Right Wing Claim Of “Pipe Bombs”

Will Sommer reports at The Daily Beast:

It was an image out of a Trump supporter’s fever dream: crates of pipe bombs stashed near the Korean War Veterans Memorial, amid tense protests at the White House and the surrounding streets. The suspects behind the explosives had fled, but federal law enforcement officers were right behind them.

The pipe bomb story was the brainchild of Jack Posobiec [photo], a right-wing personality who’s regularly retweeted by Donald Trump and who works for fledgling Trump cable network One America News. But the pipe bombs were totally made up.

U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Eduardo Delgado told The Daily Beast in an email that the Park Police never discovered any pipe bombs near the memorial. Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department also had no reports of pipe bombs at the memorial, a spokesperson said Tuesday.

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