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*This story is developing and will be updated as more information become available*

On Thursday morning police responded to a possible bomb threat near the United States Capitol. Police reportedly are investigating a pickup truck near the Library of Congress containing a suspicious item.

Currently, the area is under an active bomb threat investigation and multiple buildings are being evacuated.

According to Fox News:

Aaron Fritschner, communications director for Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va), shared on Twitter screenshots of message alerts he had received from the police agency. One message sent at 9:53 a.m. states, “Madison: Internal Security Threat: move inside office/lock doors, seek cover, and remain silent.”

A subsequent message states: “Jefferson: EVACUATE. Proceed to your designated assembly area. DO NOT exit out of the west side (First Street) of the building.”

Many lawmakers are currently out of Washington, D.C. for August recess.

New reports from CNN say that a man inside of the vehicle and is communicating with police by using a whiteboard. The truck has no license plates.

Update:

The man has reportedly told the officer he has a bomb on the truck. (per The Hill)

“The driver of the truck told the responding officer on the scene that he had a bomb and what the officer said appeared to be a detonator in the man’s hand,” Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger said during a brief press conference.

“We don’t know a whole lot. We do have a possible name, an identity of the suspect but we don’t have much information at all about him at this time. We’re going to give periodic updates,” Manger said.

“My negotiators are hard at work trying to have a peaceful resolution to this incident,” he said.

Update:

Police eventually took the man into custody Thursday afternoon.


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mark
mark
1 month ago

Let Joe investigate it

EricD
EricD
1 month ago
Reply to  mark

A catcher’s mask and chest protector should do fine.

Bret
Bret
1 month ago
Reply to  EricD

That’s overkill for Crackhead Joe! Give him a butterfly net and a fly swatter! If he survives it hand him a Super Soaker and tell him it’s a .50 Cal. and send him to fight the Taliban!

Bobzilla
Bobzilla
27 days ago
Reply to  Bret

As Joe says TOLLYBON

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  mark

Sᴛᴀʀᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ғʀᴏᴍ ʜᴏᴍᴇ! Gʀᴇᴀᴛ ᴊᴏʙ ғᴏʀ Ever, sᴛᴀʏ-ᴀᴛ-ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴍᴏᴍs ᴏʀ ᴀɴʏᴏɴᴇ ɴᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ᴀɴ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ ɪɴᴄᴏᴍᴇ… Yᴏᴜ ᴏɴʟʏ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴜᴛᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ʀᴇʟɪᴀʙʟᴇ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴇᴛ ᴄᴏɴɴᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ…………..W­w­w­.­E­x­t­r­a­R­i­c­h­1­.­C­o­m

Ken
Ken
1 month ago
Reply to  mark

If you ask Joe, he used to be a bomb disposal technician back in the day.

Allen
Allen
1 month ago
Reply to  Ken

Ha, great response. I can picture him and Corn Pop in home made tin can suits.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 month ago
Reply to  Ken

Hahaha, that’s funny, after all he’s claimed that he’s done everything else.
Driving 18 wheelers to working in the mines.
Then came the “I graduated top of my class in law school” Oh never mind. He meant 4th from the bottom. What a POS–t!

Jen
Jen
1 month ago
Reply to  Ken

Yeah, like when delusional joe said he was the top three in his class. Truth: He was 79 out of 85. He also said he has 3 degrees. BS serial liar that he is.

Jen
Jen
1 month ago
Reply to  mark

Joe would mess it up like he did Afghanistan.

Kent
Kent
1 month ago
Reply to  Jen

and Vietnam and ……..

oldedude
oldedude
1 month ago

It is a measure of the distrust of the government which has grown up in the years since Clinton first took office (thereby introducing industrial scale corruption to a process which, until then, tho’ not pristine, had been surprisingly less hinky than it had the capacity to be), that my first reaction to this whole “bomb threat at the Capitol” news was that it was just another “False Flag” operation by Pelosi and her coterie of crooks. They had failed miserably at turning a couple rowdy visitors, back in January, into an existential threat to the Republic, so now they had to up the ante. I mean, seriously, all I could picture was someone setting off a “glitter bomb” near the Capitol steps and we’d spend the next 3 months listening to Pelosi screaming for the National Guard to “put down the insurrection” while AOC regaled us with tales about how, from her office a block away, it was just like being in a war!

Tmac
Tmac
1 month ago
Reply to  oldedude

“…another “False Flag” operation by Pelosi and her coterie of crooks.”
My first thoughts also although I would accuse the government in general not pelosi specifically especially after what has come out about the FBIs involvement in the Whitmer “kidnap plot”.

madpatriot
madpatriot
1 month ago
Reply to  oldedude

IF any of them had the capacity to get to a box of tissue, they could not blow their brains out as none of them HAVE any!! It is dead space up there folks and we are letting them lead US around by the nose!— so who are the worst fools here; them or us right now? NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING TO STOP THE TREASON RAID OF AMERICA!????

Len Collings
Len Collings
1 month ago

The first load of Taliban has been busy already.

Joe Bidencheats
Joe Bidencheats
1 month ago
Reply to  Len Collings

Obama friends already starting to go to work blowing up America

Bob L.
Bob L.
1 month ago
Reply to  Len Collings

I suspect we have had more sleeper Islamic terrorist come to America in the last 20 years than France has.

JUMBO
JUMBO
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob L.

We’ve likely had more terrorists cross our Southern Border in the past 6 months of the “don’t want to get caught” persuasion.

Michael McGregor
Michael McGregor
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob L.

The way the democrats have been allowing illegal immigrants to cross our border, I don’t doubt it one bit!!

Micheal
Micheal
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob L.

How many Taliban have already came in across out wide open southern border? And how many other terrorists of any stripe also came in across our southern border? Absofreakinlutely the most disgusting situation I have ever witnessed in all my years!
Vietnam Vet (1970), and that pull out was abhorrent to say the least!

ELIZABETH TYRNA
ELIZABETH TYRNA
1 month ago
Reply to  Len Collings

That was my first thought. They are brazen now and already have terror cells in this country. Add to that the border wide open.

Tmac
Tmac
1 month ago

This is more likely a false flag set up by the feds to distract the people from the dangers being imported by the Biden administration.

GennieB
GennieB
1 month ago

yes ,my thought also, they know no one will stop them now.