Man who claimed to have bomb at Capitol competent for trial

Capitol Bomb Threat

PHOTO: Active bomb threat investigation on Capitol Hill forces evacuations as police search a vehicle near the Library of Congress, Photo Date: 8/19/2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the man who claimed he had a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol last month is competent to stand trial.

Floyd Ray Roseberry pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges that include threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction. The 49-year-old from Grover, North Carolina, drove a truck onto the sidewalk outside the Library of Congress on August 19 and began shouting that he had a bomb. He surrendered about five hours later.

Police said they did not find a bomb but had collected possible bomb-making materials.

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