Capitol bomb threat: Suspect surrenders to police after hours-long standoff

WASHINGTON (DC) – A man has surrendered to the DC PD and has been taken into custody after claims of a possible explosive device near the US Capitol building.


Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger told reporters that the man, identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry, of Grover, N.C., parked his vehicle on a sidewalk outside the U.S. Library of Congress at about 9:15 a.m. EDT and told an officer who approached him that he had a bomb while holding what appeared to be a detonator.


Police shut down streets and evacuated nearby buildings as they negotiated with Roseberry, 49 for about five hours until he finally got out of his car.


Roseberry has been sitting in a black pickup truck, which had no license plates, parking on the pavement outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill.


The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms, and Explosives were also called on the scene.


"He gave up and did not resist and our folks were able to take him into custody without incident," Manger said.




USCP said in a news release later Thursday that no bomb was found in Roseberry's truck but that he did possess suspected bomb-making material. DC Police said in a tweet around 4:33pm EDT that the vehicle he was driving had been "cleared," and that road closures near the scene have now been lifted. USCP Chief Manger, who told reporters on Thursday that authorities couldn't yet identify a motive, said that so far there is "no indication" Roseberry was acting with others.


He was live-streaming on Facebook during the standoff for about 30-minutes where he talked about a “revolution.” The video and Roseberry's Facebook profile have since been removed, but a copy of the video is still up on tweeter.


This comes seven months after thousands of former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6, and the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.



(Main Photo/Roseberry FB Live)





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