LIVE UPDATES: Suspect in Custody After Active Bomb Threat by Capitol Building
By: Teddy Grant
Update: 8/19/2021 2: 30 p.m.
D.C. Police Department confirmed that the suspect surrendered and was taken into custody.
UPDATE: Suspect in custody
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) August 19, 2021
Capitol Police evacuated several government buildings in Washington, D.C. Thursday due to “an active bomb threat investigation.”
Law enforcement officials said that a man, identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, by the AP, drove a truck onto a sidewalk in front of the Library of Congress, claiming that he has explosives. Negotiators are reportedly in communication with the suspect and are hoping for a “peaceful resolution,” according to ABC News.
In a tweet, Capitol Police said the investigation is ongoing, and they “are monitoring this situation closely and will update this account as we get information we can release.”
This is an ongoing investigation.
We are monitoring this situation closely and will update this account as we get information we can release.
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) August 19, 2021
The Library of Congress is one block away from the U.S. Capitol and across the street from the Supreme Court. Most members of Congress were not in their office buildings as Congress is currently in recess.
This is a developing story