A Man Who Says He Has A Bomb near the U.S. Capitol Surrenders
A Man Who Says He Has A Bomb near the U.S. Capitol Surrenders: A man who claimed to have a bomb in his truck in front of the Library of Congress has surrendered, ending a day of about four hours of fighting on Thursday.
The suspect – identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, of Grover, N.C. – is currently in custody.
“He surrendered, he did not refuse, and our parents were able to arrest him,” said a U.S. police chief. Capitol J. Thomas Manger Thursday. “We don’t know what his intentions are at the moment.”
Manger said police negotiated with Roseberry by writing on a white board. Police eventually used the robot to give him a call to contact him, but Manger said Roseberry refused to use it. Manger said shortly after that Roseberry got out of the car and was arrested without incident. The truck has been removed from the scene. U.S. Police Capitol Police did not find the bomb in the car, but said “it is possible to find bomb equipment in the truck.”
Manger said Roseberry’s mother had just died and according to her family, “there were other things she was going through.” Earlier Thursday, lawmakers from Cleveland County, NC, and law enforcement officials visited Roseberry’s residence, said Philip Todd, deputy chief of the Sheriff’s Office in Cleveland County.
“As far as I know, the FBI has spoken to his wife, and she is cooperating,” Todd told Carrie Johnson of NPR.
A few hours after the incident was reported, Facebook said it had blocked a live channel, allegedly belonging to the suspect in his truck.
“Not only did he shut down the live broadcast, but we also removed his profile from Facebook and we continue to investigate,” said Andy Stone, Facebook’s director of policy communications.
At least in one of the videos, a man can be seen making anti-government statements and claiming to have ammonium nitrate in a toolbox.
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Manger told reporters that the man was driving a black van on the front road in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building at 9.15am ET told police he had a bomb. The officer said the man was carrying what appeared to be a detonator in his hand.
The bomb threat came as Congress continues to investigate Jan’s violence. 6 in the U.S. The Capitol, where a mob of supporters supporting then-President Donald Trump stormed the building.
As a result of this threat, several roads in the area were closed along with nearby buildings, including the U.S. Supreme Court. And Congress. The FBI said its Washington Field Office had responded to the incident, along with representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The House of Representatives or the Senate did not meet, and most of the legislatures were not in their offices.
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