Capitol Hill bomb threat suspect in custody

A photo showing the suspect in a Capitol Hill bomb threat that prompted a massive police presence on Thursday has been released.

The suspect behind a bomb threat on Capitol Hill that prompted a massive police presence is now in custody, Capitol police said Thursday afternoon.

The suspect, identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, of North Carolina according to the Associated Press, was the target of a Capitol police active bomb threat investigation in the area.

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Police evacuated nearby buildings on Capitol Hill after a suspicious vehicle was identified near the Library of Congress.

In addition, D.C. police said they were canvassing other neighborhoods, and asking residents to leave. They also evacuated people between 2nd Street, Southeast to 4th Street, Southeast and A Street, Southeast to Independence Ave, Southeast. 

Police officials say they responded to a black pick-up truck in the area, and that a man in the truck told them he had a bomb. In addition, they said, he had what appeared to be a detonator in his hand.

D.C. police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation also responded to the scene.


PHOTO: U.S. Capitol Police


PHOTO: U.S. Capitol Police


PHOTO: U.S. Capitol Police


PHOTO: U.S. Capitol Police

According to the Associated Press, snipers were also sent to the area near the Capitol and Supreme Court.

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The scene has since been cleared, DC police say, and the street closures that were in place have been lifted.

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Capitol Hill has been the scene of a number of violent incidents over the past year - most notably the Jan. 6 riot.


During the Capitol riot, a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, halting the joint session of Congress' vote certification process, which ultimately cemented President Joe Biden's 2020 election victory.

The day before the riot, a suspect planted pipe bombs at both the Republican National Committee’s and Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in D.C.. The FBI is still searching for the suspect.

Then, in April, one Capitol police officer was killed and another was injured when a car rammed into a protective barrier.


Capitol police investigating suspicious vehicle near Library of Congress