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The suspect, who authorities said had a bomb in his truck Thursday morning, is in custody hours after parking his vehicle in front of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, which may result in evacuations and roadblocks in the area.
The suspect, identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, a North Carolina resident, was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. Local time: More than five hours after police received a report about a suspicious vehicle parked at Independence Avenue and First Street, sources confirmed to Fox News. Federal and local investigators already visited Roseberry’s home in North Carolina today, the sources said.
When Ray Roseberry threatens to blowup his truck on Capital Hill near the Library of Congress & police negotiate with him for a peaceful resolution – but George Floyd was choked out for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill – it’s unequal justice. pic.twitter.com/jdAasAhBz7
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The United States Capitol (USCP) called it an “active investigation into a bomb threat.” A Republican House communications director at the scene confirmed to Fox News that the Capitol Police had warned them about a man who “claims to have explosives in his truck.”
According to the source, the police officers sent a negotiator to the scene. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) respond.
At a press conference at noon, USCP Chief Thomas Manger said police received a report around 9:15 a.m. of a man in a black van that came to the curb in front of the Library of Congress. Police responded to an emergency call, he said.
“The truck driver told the police at the scene that he had a bomb. And what came out, the police said, appeared to be a detonator in the man’s hand,” Manger said. “We immediately evacuated the neighboring buildings.”
Manger said police are related to the suspect, but are not yet aware of his motive. He did not respond to a question related to a live broadcast from a suspected suspect. The man’s name was not immediately released.
According to the Associated Press, police negotiators spoke with him as he wrote notes and showed them to authorities from the truck.
“My negotiators are working hard to find a peaceful solution to this incident,” Manger said. “We are trying to get as much information as possible to find a way to solve this problem peacefully.”
The USCP reported the suspicious activity on its Twitter page shortly after 9:40 a.m. local time and urged people to stay out of the area. Police investigate a possible explosive in a truck in the area.
Associated Press reporter Mike Balsamo tweeted that investigators are “trying to determine if the suspect device in the van is a viable explosive and if the man in the van had a detonator.”
Aaron Fritschner, communications director for Rep. Don Beyer, D-Virginia, shared screenshots of the news alerts he received from police on Twitter. A message posted at 9:53 am read: “Madison: National Security Threat: Go to Office / Lock Doors, Guard and Be Silent.”
A later message read: “Jefferson: EVACUATE.” Meet in the designated staging area. DO NOT leave the west side (First Street) of the building.
Evacuation from other areas in the area to nearby buildings was also ordered, Fox News learned, but the entire Capitol is not currently blocked. The city’s Metropolitan Police Department is conducting searches in some nearby neighborhoods and urging residents to evacuate, the department said.
Police said the investigation was ongoing. Meanwhile, many lawmakers are out of the region for the August holidays.