Truck Drives onto Sidewalk at Library of Congress, Driver Makes Bomb Threat

A man identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry of Grover, North Carolina drove a black pickup truck onto the sidewalk at the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C.  at 9:15 a.m. ET, Thursday, August 19, 2021. He claimed he had a bomb and showed what looked like a detonator to an officer at the scene. Roseberry live-streamed to Facebook from the scene.

He reportedly had a history of supporting former President Donald Trump.  He was also known to have said “all Democrats need to step down.” Several buildings around the Library of Congress were evacuated due to what the authorities called an “active bomb threat investigation,” the US Capitol Police said on Twitter.

In a news release later that day, USCP said no bomb was found in Roseberry’s truck however possible bomb-making material was found. District of Columbia Police “cleared,” the vehicle and that road closures around the area were opened.

Roseberry was arrested Thursday after the standoff.