Police Captol Bomb Threat Suspect Arrests Floyd Ray Roseberry – Here’s What We Know
On Thursday, Capitol Police said they arrested North Carolina resident Floyd Ray Roseberry, claiming that Roseberry was a truck bomb after a five-hour confrontation in front of the Library of Congress.
Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger told a news conference on Thursday that Roseberry had surrendered Thursday afternoon and that he had “no resistance” and was being held “without incident.”
Roseberry said in a video posted on Twitter that “we are five people spread to each of us. D.C.” Despite testifying, Manger said there were “no signs” of the co-conspirators, but stressed that the investigation was ongoing.
Manger had previously told Roseberry that a bomb had exploded at an officer around 9:15 a.m. and “apparently,” and forced police to evacuate surrounding offices and homes and begin negotiations with Roseberry.
In videos watched by Forbes before Roseberry’s Facebook account was deleted, Roseberry defended anti-government beliefs, including criticism of President Joe Biden, and threatened to blow up what he claimed to be an explosive device.
Manger said police found “disturbing things” in the bed of Roseberry’s truck, including a propane gas canister, but “we think it’s safe at the moment.”