Suspect in U.S. Capitol bomb threat serrenders

Added On August 20, 2021

A suspect who threatened to set off a bomb near the U.S. Capitol Hill surrendered to police on Thursday, ending an hourslong standoff.

The U.S. Capitol Police said in a tweet that the suspect, identified as 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry, "has been safely taken into custody."
While live-streaming for his Facebook audience, Roseberry warned that the sound-sensitive bomb in his truck near the Capitol building would explode.
The standoff was resolved after roughly five hours of negotiations. It prompted evacuations of government buildings in the area.
The House and the Senate are both in summer recess and most lawmakers are not in their offices. The Supreme Court Building remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.