A North Carolina man surrendered to police hours after saying he had a bomb while parked his truck outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill.
Police identified the person as 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry, on Thursday afternoon sharpshooters while positioned themselves within the world his black pick-up truck.
Washington police asked residents on several streets on Capitol Hill to evacuate their homes, and so the Republican National Committee also evacuated its offices nearby.
Roseberry, who last lived in Grover, North Carolina, posted several videos online while sitting in his truck.
“My negotiators are hard at work trying to have a peaceful resolution to this incident,” U.S. Capitol policeman Tom Manger told reporters at a meeting.
Manger said Roseberry drove his truck onto the sidewalk before of the Library of Congress at about 9:15 a.m.
When Capitol Police knowledgeable a call about the truck, “The driver of the truck told the responding officer on the scene that he had a bomb and what appeared, the officer said, looked as if it’d be a detonator within the man’s hand,” Manger said.
“So we immediately evacuated the nearby buildings,” Manger said.
Roseberry was been making anti-government statements, in step with enforcement officials.
A Facebook livestream appears to denote Roseberry in his truck outside the Library of Congress.
Facebook removed the stream about 90 minutes after the video was recorded, an organization spokesman said.
Officials said Roseberry claimed to have a propane tank inside the cab of the truck.
Two enforcement officials said that he’s communicating with authorities by writing on a dry-erase board that he had within the vehicle.
Bomb technicians from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were at the scene, additionally to FBI negotiators.
People at the Cannon House building received an alert telling them to depart that building and relocate to the Longworth House office building.