Man who claimed to have bomb near US Capitol held in jail

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 man who claimed he had a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol has told a federal judge he has not taken his “mind medication” and was ordered to undergo a mental competency hearing.

Floyd Ray Roseberry appeared Friday before a judge in Washington and was charged with threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to use an explosive device.

The 49-year-old drove a pickup truck onto the sidewalk outside the Library of Congress Thursday morning and began shouting that he had a bomb. Police later searched the vehicle and said they did not find a bomb but did collect possible bomb-making materials.

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