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Police perform ‘controlled explosion’ on suspicious vehicle near SCOTUS, 报道说

Police perform ‘controlled explosion’ on suspicious vehicle near SCOTUS, 报道说
Dale Paul Melvin, 55, of Kimball, 密歇根州, was extracted from the vehicle and taken into custody shortly before the suspicious SUV was ‘disrupted’

A man was taken into custody after the US Capitol Police ‘extracted’ him from a suspicious SUV outside the Supreme Court building in Washington DC.

Video from the scene showed a loud bang and smoke before officers rushed in and entered the vehicle to grab the man, who was identified as 55-year-old Dale Paul Melvin from Michigan. He was pulled to the floor, tied, and led away in custody with his hands behind his back.

US Capitol Police’s deputy chief of operational services Jason Bell said officers responded after Mr Melvin illegally parked in front of the US Supreme Court.

“The man refused to talk, made a statement to the effect of, ‘the time for talking is done’,” Mr Bell said.

Dale Paul Melvin, 55, of Kimball, 密歇根州, taken into custody.

Officers moved in and arrested Mr Melvin after he refused to speak with negotiators, Mr Bell said.

The dramatic end to the standoff came roughly an hour after Capitol Police closed roads around the Supreme Court at 9.30 am local time on Tuesday, 5 十月. It was the second day of a high court term that is expected to address controversial issues that could shape the country for a generation, including abortion laws, gun rights, religious freedom and the death penalty.

Soon after US Capitol Police said in a statement they were trying to talk to the driver, who had remained in the vehicle, eyewitness accounts emerged online of a “controlled explosion” and smoke.

“Just heard an explosion outside the US Capitol. Sounded like something blown in place,” said Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec.

“As I was walking up we heard what sounded to me like a small controlled explosion that took place,” he added in a live video from the scene.

Chris Marquette, a reporter at CQ Roll Call, added that he saw smoke after hearing a “loud bang”, which could be heard on video taken from about a block away.

Capitol Police issued an alert shortly before announcing plans to “disrupt” the vehicle, 根据 纽约时报 reporter Emily Cochrane.

“A loud bang may be heard in the area. There is no cause for alarm, and no action needs to be taken by Congressional Staff,” the alert said.

US Capitol Police said the man in the SUV had been “extracted” from the vehicle and taken into custody. He was identified as Dale Paul Melvin, 55, of Kimball, 密歇根州.

“Everyone is safe,”他们补充说.

Police respond to a man barricaded in his vehicle

The ‘suspicious’ SUV, 剩下, is surrounded by Capitol Police

This is a developing story. It will be updated.