U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger gave an update on the possible explosive device near the Library of Congress, saying that negotiations were taking place with a man in a truck who said he had a bomb.
J. THOMAS MANGER: Around 9:15 this morning, a man in a black pickup truck drove onto the sidewalk in front of the Library of Congress near 1st and Independent Southeast. We responded to a disturbance call. The driver of the truck told the responding officer on the scene that he had a bomb and what appeared-- the officer said appeared to be a detonator in the man's hand. So we immediately evacuated the nearby buildings.
As you all know, the House and Senate are on recess. But there are still people working throughout some of the buildings that were nearby this location. I don't want to get into the negotiations that are ongoing. I know that some information has come out on-- been livestreamed, so I know you all may have some information. But my negotiators are hard at work trying to have a peaceful resolution to this incident.
Not only do we have US Capitol Police on the scene, but the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC, is with us, the FBI, our Washington field office, ATF, and of course, DC fire and EMS.