US Capitol bomb suspect surrenders to authorities

World Friday 20/August/2021 07:18 AM
US Capitol bomb suspect surrenders to authorities
Police officers block a road near Capitol Hill after a bomb threat

Washington DC: A 49-year-old suspect who threatened to detonate a bomb near the US Capitol building surrendered after negotiations, ending an hours-long standoff, according to US media reports on Thursday.

"The suspect, 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry, has been to safely taken into custody," US Capitol Police tweeted. US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said Roseberry had recently suffered personal losses and was dealing with "other issues" that apparently prompted the incident, USA Today reported. He said that authorities were still searching the suspect's truck for any possible explosive devices.

Earlier today, the US Capitol Police reported an active bomb threat investigation after a suspicious vehicle was found near the Library of Congress.