Report of Explosive in Truck Near Capitol

Police are investigating a report of a possible explosive device in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill and have evacuated multiple buildings on the sprawling Capitol complex, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

U.S. Capitol Police said officers were “responding to a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress,” and that it was an “active bomb threat investigation.”

The building is near the Capitol and the Supreme Court. Police have also evacuated congressional offices nearby, encouraging people to remain calm and use the underground tunnels if necessary to leave the area. Congress is on recess this week.

The law enforcement officials said investigators on the scene were working to determine whether the device was an operable explosive and whether the man in the truck was holding a detonator. Police were sending snipers to the scene, according to the officials.

The officials were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The area was block off by police cars and barricades. Also responding were the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The White House said it was monitoring the situation and was being briefed by law enforcement.

The incident comes months after a pipe bomb was left at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee in Washington a day before thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in January.

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  1. Never found who left the pipe bombs despite cameras being everywhere. Now undetonated explosives. Sounds like another FBI plot to cast Trump supporters as terrorists. Sounds like the Whitmer plot which was set up by and basically run by the FBI. Same as Jan 6th. If stupid people would stop falling for their schemes and getting caught up in their false flags we would all be better off. You are just helping them convince people that all Trump supporters are domestic terrorists by acting like idiots and becoming their patsy’s. Wake up and start using your brains. You are being used to help paint all conservatives as crazies.

    1. You are correct! According to DHS Secretary Mayoirkas, we are all domestic terrorists because we refuse to buy into their BS. They refuse to do their jobs like control the border, but we are the bad guys. Give me a break!

  2. Pro Trump rioters did not storm the Capitol – quit lying about January 6th! And if this story is true about a truck with explosives, then move him to a better location and not the Library of Congress. What does he have against books? His target needs to be about 90 percent of all democrats and republicans.

  3. I would not want to be a police tow truck operator or car pusher if the man might actually have a bomb.

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