The suspect, identified as Ray Roseberry, outside the US Library of Congress is threatening to blow up his pickup truck that, according to him, contains enough power to blow up two city blocks in DC.
The suspect’s decision is believed to be invoked by his hatred towards Joe Biden’s Government.
The Police have been deployed along with the FBI. According to sources, negotiations are underway with the suspect.
The USCP police official account tweeted that the police is responding to the threat and warns citizens to stay away from the area.
NOW: The USCP is responding to a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress.
Please stay away from this area and follow this account for the latest information. pic.twitter.com/LMBYBTJn4t
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) August 19, 2021
The Police have evacuated the nearby vicinity following the active bomb threat. The evacuation process contains the area of Times Square, Midtown Manhattan.
The suspect in his live stream warned that ” If you wanna shoot me then take the chance of blowing up 2 and a half city blocks”
BREAKING 🚨 – This appears to be the livestream of the man who is sitting in the pickup truck near the US Capitol
— 𝕶𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖍𝖓𝖆🍥 (@krishnajindal07) August 19, 2021
Aerial view of Times Square after bomb threat due to suspicious package. NYPD evacuated the area: