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First responders and police investigate a possible bomb threat near the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. Capitol Police on Thursday said the suspect who posed a bomb threat near the Library of Congress Buildings surrendered and is in custody after an hours-long standoff.

The latest: USCP said in a press release Thursday night that investigators did not find a bomb in the vehicle of the suspect, identified by USCP chief Tom Manger as Floyd Ray Roseberry, though the truck did contain undisclosed bomb making materials.

  • The area has now been deemed safe, but USCP said investigators are still on the scene.
  • Manger said Roseberry has "some criminal history" in North Carolina, and gave up without resistance. There is no indication he was working with anyone else.

Law enforcement were in communication with Roseberry throughout the afternoon. Police say the suspect drove a pick-up truck on a sidewalk in front of the Library of Congress around 9:15am ET and told law enforcement that he had a bomb. "Negotiations are ongoing," Manger said at the time.

  • Nearby buildings, including the Supreme Court, were evacuated.
  • Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said the company has deactivated a livestream of the alleged suspect, and removed his profile from the platform.
  •  "Our teams are working to identify, remove, and block any other instances of the suspect’s videos which do not condemn, neutrally discuss the incident or provide neutral news coverage of the issue," Stone said in a statement.
  • The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also responding to the scene.
  • The White House said it is monitoring the situation, per ABC News.
  • Congress is out on recess this week.
U.S. Capitol Police take up positions at 1st and Constitution Avenue NE as an active bomb threat unfolds near the Library of Congress. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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The latest: Norwegian police said in a statement Monday that they have confiscated unspecified weapons, clarifying that the suspect seems to have first shot at some people with a bow and arrow, but then killed them with "stabbing weapon" in the town of Kongsberg.

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Why it matters: A strong atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, is predicted to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood.

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"Upwards of" 10,000 trees near giant sequoia groves have been "weakened by drought, disease, age, and/or fire" and must be removed in the wake of California's wildfires, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced.

Why it matters: The damage to these trees, considered "national treasures," and work to remove them means a nearby key highway must remain closed to visitors as they have "the potential to strike people, cars, other structures, or create barriers to emergency response services," per a statement from the national parks.