Intelligence sources: “Person already known to the police, Trump fanatic.”
Fear returns to Capitol Hill, with a bomb scare that led to the evacuation of the US Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. Seven months after the dramatic assault by Donald Trump supporters, a man – identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, of North Carolina – who claimed to have an explosive device aboard his ship threatened the heart of US democracy. van, parked in one of the streets that run along the Capitol complex. According to Site, the site that monitors the social activity of terrorists, the man is a fanatic of former President Donald Trump, having recently expressed in various videos and posts “extreme feelings” related to the ‘doctrine’ of Make America Great Again (‘Maga’), the tycoon’s trademark slogan. Impressive the deployment of the police around the Capitol, with the order to anyone not to approach the area. The man, after hours of negotiations with the police, reports the New York Times, finally gave up.
The evacuation operations have been facilitated by the fact that the work of the Congress in this week of August is suspended and that many buildings, such as the Library and the High Court, are still closed to the public due to the pandemic. Great tension, with the suspicion that for hours he has been keeping the police in check. Before surrendering through a live stream on Facebook, which lasted at least half an hour, the man showed up inside the van with a container in his hand that he said would hold some bomb tubes, showing what could be a detonator and praising to the “revolution”, as reported by the police.
“It’s almost time … Biden you are fired … It’s not an option … run away from our country …” would read one of the last post of the man shown on Twitter by the director of Site. Five people were killed in the assault on Congress on January 6, while work was underway in the Senate to certify Joe Biden’s victory. On April 2, a policeman was killed and another was injured by a young man who had thrown his car into the security barriers of the Capitol. The young man was in turn killed by the agents.
Floyd Ray Roseberry is a ‘person known to the police’. This was reported by the Washington DC television channel ‘Fox 5’ while according to what emerges from a tweet by Rita Katz, the head of Site, the site that monitors the social activity of terrorists “he could be a fanatic of Donald Trump”