bomb threat

Man arrested over bomb threat near US Capitol


The man, identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, surrendered hours after the threat was made.

US Capitol Police had been negotiating with the driver who had parked a pick-up truck near the Library of Congress, across the street from the Capitol building and Supreme Court.

His motives remain unknown. Police are still searching the vehicle.

Congress is currently in recess, but some staff are working in the Capitol. Several office buildings were evacuated.

Waigani Court House on locked down after bomb threat

Staff and lawyers were evicted from the Court House for about two hours. 

Court officials say the threat was issued before 8am today.

An anonymous caller had called the officer of the Chief Justice notifying them of a possible bomb threat.

At 8am, all staff were evicted from the Court House and the gate closed with the guards turning away the public.

At around 9:30 personals from the PNGDF’s Explosive and Ordinance Division arrived to visibly check the area.