Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, has been detained for allegedly attempting to bomb US Capitol Hill, according to authorities in the state of North Carolina.
According to the story, FBI agents and officers of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office went to his residence, according to a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.
US Capitol Police chief Tom Manger told reporters earlier on Thursday afternoon that the suspect’s motives were not certain.
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He said that law enforcement agents negotiated with Roseberry, who’s from North Carolina, and hoped for a “peaceful resolution” and later on Thursday, the chief of US Capitol Police, Tom Manger, confirmed that he has been taken into custody after surrendering to law enforcement officers.
“Just moments ago, Floyd Roy Roseberry from Grover, North Carolina, was taken into custody without incident,” Manger told reporters.
On whether there were explosives in the suspects pick-up truck, the security chief added it was not yet known and the investigation site was still considered to be “an active scene”.
“We still have to search the vehicle and render the vehicle safe,” Manger said, adding that the process could take hours.
He explained further that the suspect’s mother recently passed away, and that his family members pointed out that there were “other issues that he was dealing with”.
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