USA: Man surrenders after bomb threat

The 49-year-old was arrested without resistance, said the head of the Capitol Police, Tom Manger, in Washington. A bomb was not found in the vehicle, the police said. However, possible material for the construction of bombs had been secured. The man’s motive was initially unclear.

The police had previously announced that the suspect drove a truck to the Library of Congress that morning and stopped there. He told the police that he had a bomb. Thereupon they talked to the man about a “peaceful solution”.