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Federal authorities have identified more than 400 suspects involved in the deadly siege of the Capitol Building this month. The Federal Bureau of Investigations disclosed on Tuesday that more than 150 criminal cases have been filed with charges ranging from unauthorized access, theft and damage to government property as well as assault on law enforcement officers.

In an update on the investigations, top prosecutor Attorney Michael Sherwin is handling the case and aims to identify as many people as possible who entered the Capitol building.

"Regardless of the level of criminal conduct, we're not selectively targeting or just trying to charge the most significant crime," Sherwin said.

"If a crime was committed we are charging you, whether you were outside or inside the Capitol."

Sherwin added that investigators are looking at individuals or militia groups that may have possibly coordinated efforts and whether the siege was planned well before the rally, NBC News reported.

Steven D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office said the FBI has received more than 200,000 tips that included digital photos and videos. Investigators have also obtained more than 500 subpoenas and search warrants for suspects.

“Who are we looking for? Not only are we focused on finding those who breached the Capitol, damaged the building, or stole government property but we are also looking to find those who violently assaulted the law enforcement officers who were trying to protect the Capitol and prevent the disruption of our democratic process,” D’Antuono said.

Meanwhile, federal authorities are also offering a $75,000 reward to help identify whoever planted two pipe bombs near the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic National Committees near the Capitol.

The reward was originally set at $50,000 but according to both the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, they are searching for at least one suspect who may be responsible for placing the said pipe bombs on Jan. 6. Between 1:00 and 1:15 p.m. on that date, law enforcement agencies received information on two suspected pipe bombs in the area. The two improvised explosive devices did not detonate as experts were able to defuse them in time.

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