DC bomb suspect’s live broadcast pulled from Facebook amid crisis
The Facebook account of a North Carolina man suspected of making bomb threats outside the Library of Congress was suddenly suspended Thursday after the man appeared to get out of his truck live.
During the live broadcast –which was streamed from the account of a man named Ray Roseberry –Washington DC was clearly visible in the background as a disembodied voice with a stretch The vilification of the South can be heard making derogatory remarks about the current presidential administration and insisting that he wants to “get Joe Biden on the phone.”
“We have a few options here Joe – shoot me, those two and a half blocks will come with me,” said the man. “You’re talking about a revolution, and the revolution continues.”
At another point in the video – which was saved on many online media players– The man says he’s looking for “all the other patriots to come out and help me Because I’m here, I started the enterprise.”
Facebook did not immediately respond to requests to confirm the identity of the man or the reason for the suspension of the account in question.
Capitol Police were stationed outside the Library of Congress as the threat spread on Thursday, telling reporters at the site that suspect He had communicated with law enforcement officers via a dry erase board while sitting inside his truck. Two officials told NBC News that the man claimed to be carrying the detonator, but those reports were not immediately verified.
“This is an ongoing investigation,” the Capitol Police wrote. in a tweet. “We are monitoring this situation closely and will update this account when we have information we can release.”
During a press conference on Thursday,, US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said the suspect’s motive has not yet been determined, but negotiators are still working “to find a peaceful solution.”