A man drove a pickup truck onto a sidewalk outside the Library of Congress Thursday morning and claimed he had explosives, pushing law enforcement to evacuate government buildings and nearby residents as they negotiated with the suspect.
The suspect, Floyd Ray Roseberry, of Grover, North Carolina, has now surrendered without incident, Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said at a news conference. Manger told reporters that the man drove a black pickup onto the sidewalk in front of the library’s Jefferson Building at 9:15 a.m. ET and told an officer he had a bomb. The officer said the man had what appeared to be a detonator in his hand.
FBI agents and members of the sheriff’s office in Cleveland County, North Carolina, went to Roseberry’s home in Glover, a representative for the sheriff’s office. Roseberry was known to have made anti-government statements on his Facebook page.
Several hours after the report of the incident, Facebook said it had deactivated a Livestream, purportedly of the suspect in his truck.
“Not only deactivated the Livestream, but we also removed his profile from Facebook and are continuing to investigate,” said Andy Stone, director of policy communications at Facebook, said on Twitter.
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In at least one of the videos, a man can be seen making anti-government remarks as well as saying he had ammonium nitrate in his truck’s toolbox.
BREAKING: DC bomb threat suspect has surrendered to law enforcement.
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The Capitol Police remains the lead investigative agency, but the FBI has interviewed the suspect’s wife and she is reportedly cooperating.
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