Washington DC Police are responding to a claim of an explosive device in a truck near the Library of Congress.
Negotiators were sent out to engage with a man in a truck.
—>> New: Police are responding to claim of explosive device in a truck near the Library of Congress. They’re sending negotiators to engage with a man in the truck making the threat. Congressional staffers have been alerted to shelter in their offices. –@WhitneyWReports reporting
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 19, 2021
Police are investigating.
Police are investigating a report of a possible explosive device in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill. They evacuated the area around the building. The Cannon House Office Building is being evacuated. https://t.co/jg3JtI7aAC
— Chris Sieroty (@sierotyfeatures) August 19, 2021
Update: 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry of North Carolina, surrendered himself to law enforcement.
ABC News reported:
The bomb threat suspect, 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry of North Carolina, surrendered Thursday afternoon and is in police custody, Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said.
It’s still unclear if there were explosives in the truck, Manger said in an afternoon news conference.
Authorities tried to negotiate with Roseberry by writing messages on a whiteboard, Manger said. Authorities then used a robot to give the suspect a phone, but he wouldn’t use it, Manger said.
The suspect then exited his truck and surrendered without incident, Manger said.