Police brace for lengthy standoff on Capitol Hill amid active bomb threat

Capitol Police and other law enforcement officials are investigating a claim of an explosive device in a pickup truck that drove onto the sidewalk of the Library of Congress, leading to the evacuation of several congressional office buildings.
Federal agents — including from both the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — were on the scene Thursday morning in an effort to “engage in dialogue” with a man in a truck claiming to have explosives, according to Capitol officials with knowledge of the situation.
“We’re trying to get as much information as we can to find a way to peacefully resolve this,” Capitol Police chief Thomas Manger told reporters in the first public briefing of the situation Thursday afternoon, adding that they have a “possible name and identity” of the suspect but do not have more information. The man is “livestreaming” on social media as the negotiations

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By Nicholas Wu, Heather Caygle and Sarah Ferris


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