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Suspect in US Capitol bomb threat surrenders, taken into police custody
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Suspect in US Capitol bomb threat surrenders, taken into police custody
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Washington, Aug 20 (TIWN) The suspect who drove near the US Capitol building on Thursday threatening that the bomb in his vehicle would detonate ultimately surrendered and was taken into custody, US Capitol Police (USCP) said, ending an hours-long standoff starting in the morning during which multiple nearby buildings were evacuated.

The USCP said in a tweet that the suspect, identified as 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry, "has been safely taken into custody."

USCP Chief Tom Manger told a news briefing that the man had parked a pickup truck in front of the Library of Congress, which is adjacent to the Capitol building, for several hours and had "advised he had explosives."

Manger said officials do not know if there are still explosives in the vehicle and the site under ongoing investigation is still an "active scene." Officials still need to search the vehicle and render it safe, he said.

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