A man threatening to blow up a suspicious package on the west front of the U.S. Capitol was taken into custody shortly before 1:45 p.m. today, U.S. Capitol Police spokesman Officer Michael Lauer said.
The unidentified man, who was dressed in black, took his position shortly before 12:55 p.m., police said. He stood with his hands clasped behind his back -- a suitcase on the ground on each side of him -- near the foot of the Capitol's West Terrace Steps, facing the National Mall.
So, is the guy a Tom DeLay acolyte, a man with a grudge against activist judges, or merely a run-of-the-mill whack job?
Your guess is as good as mine. So MAKE A GUESS!