WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who claimed to have bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol has surrendered to law enforcement, ending an hours long standoff.
The man, identified by law enforcement officials as 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry of North Carolina, crawled out of the vehicle and was being taken into custody shortly before 2:30 p.m.
He had pulled up outside the library earlier in the day and told police he had a bomb in his truck. An officer saw what appeared to be a detonator in the man’s hand. The man had been negotiating with police during a standoff that lasted around five hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement source tells ABC News the Capitol bomb threat suspect has surrendered and is in police custody.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement authorities say a man sitting in a black pickup truck outside the Library of Congress has told police that he has a bomb, and that’s led to a massive law enforcement response to determine whether it’s an operable device.
Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger says police have evacuated multiple buildings around the Capitol after officers observed the man holding what appeared to be a detonator.
The man’s name was not immediately disclosed. Police negotiators are said to be communicating with him as he writes notes and shows them to authorities from inside the truck.
Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said in a press conference around 12 p.m. ET that negotiations are still ongoing to have a "peaceful resolution" and the suspect's motives were unknown.
The suspect told responding police he had a bomb, and responding officers said he had what appeared to be a detonator in his hand, Manger said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are investigating a report of a possible explosive device in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill and have evacuated the area around the building.
That’s according to two law enforcement officials who’ve spoken on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press. U.S. Capitol Police say officers were “responding to a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress.”
The building is near the Capitol and the Supreme Court. The law enforcement officials say investigators were at the scene and working to determine whether the device was an operable explosive.
The law enforcement officials say investigators on the scene are working to determine whether the device is an operable explosive and whether the man in the truck is holding a detonator