Thursday, July 7, 2022

US Capitol: Bomb Suspect surrenders after hours-long standoff


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

The suspect who threatened to set off a bomb in front of the Capitol has surrendered to US Police.

A state of confusion prevailed in the vicinity of the US Congress after the US police announced an investigation into a report that there might be explosives in a truck parked in the vicinity of the Library of Congress in the US capital, Washington, and the Capitol Police said in a tweet on Twitter that its forces were investigating a “suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress.” People were urged to stay away from the area.

The suspect inside the suspicious truck in the vicinity of the US Congress was carrying something in his hand, while the White House announced that it was following up on developments regarding the suspicious truck in the vicinity of the US Congress.

The US Congressional Police added that the FBI is participating in the security incident in front of Congress, adding: We do not know the motives of the suspect, who says he is carrying a bomb inside his vehicle.

The US Congressional Police said that the truck driver informed our personnel that he had a bomb, explaining that the person inside the suspicious truck in the vicinity of Congress was taking notes on a piece of paper.

Security was tightened in the vicinity of the White House due to a security threat, while the suspect said in front of the Capitol building that he wanted to meet with US President Joe Biden, the suspect further said he does not want to die and wants to return to his home. He says that Joe Biden will bear responsibility if it is detonated, and refferring towards 4 bombs that will be detonated if the police kill him.

Times Square in New York was evacuated soon after the threat was reported. New York police said there was no bomb in the suspicious package in Times Square.

This incident comes months after a pipe bomb was found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC, a day before thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol in January.

Before that, the Counter-Terrorism Center of the Director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation “FBI” monitored the growth of contacts between activists of organizations that carry extremist ideas and tend to violence among white Americans who hold right-wing ideas in the face of people of color, immigrants and residents, warning of the possibility of the outbreak of waves of existing violence. On racial grounds in the United States this year, the report – which is the first of its kind – included assessments of the situation regarding the state of sectarian violence at home, confirming the persistence of ethnic hostility feelings that tend to violent extremism among large sectors of Americans, fueled by the economic pressures resulting from Corona pandemic.

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