Emily Cochrane and New York Times
The police closed off several streets and sent alerts to congressional staff members, prompting evacuations.
WASHINGTON — The United States Capitol Police were negotiating with a man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress on Thursday, prompting evacuations from government buildings in the area.
The man drove a black pickup onto the sidewalk of the Library of Congress at about 9:15 Thursday morning, and the police responded to a disturbance call, Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Capitol Police said in a news conference.
When the police arrived, the man said he had a bomb and one of the officers observed what appeared to be a detonator in his hand, Chief Manger said.
The police are negotiating with the man, he said. It was unclear whether the man did actually have explosives.
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