US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger told reporters that the bomb threat suspect, who they identified as 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry, has been moved away from the scene, but the area remains an active crime scene as officials still have to search the suspect’s truck.
“We don’t know if there are any explosives in the vehicle. It is still an active scene,” Manger said. “We still have to search the vehicle and render the vehicle safe.”
When asked if they could identify the motive, Manger said, “We don’t know, as of yet.”
Manger added: “We do know that Mr. Roseberry has had some losses of family. I believe his mother recently passed away, and we spoke with members of his family, and there were other issues that he was dealing with. There’ll be more on that.”
Manger said that so far there is “no indication” that the suspect was acting with others.
When CNN’s Whitney Wild asked about the suspect’s background, Manger said, “We’re not aware of any law enforcement or military background.”
Manger also said that the suspect was not a known figure to Capitol Police.
Describing the moment the suspect actually gave up, Manger said, “He gave up and did not resist.”
“We had been in communication with him. But when we delivered the phone, there were no conversations via phone. As far as we could tell, it was just his decision to surrender at that point,” the chief said.