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Police Find Explosive Device in Franconia Home

The device is described as "an unusual looking box with tape and wires."

Police were called to the scene of a Franconia home around 6:30 p.m. Monday to respond to the discovery of an explosive device, according to a release from the Fairfax County Police Department.

A cleaning crew discovered the device in a vacant home that is for sale on the 6500 block of Gildar Street. FCPD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team took the device, which police described as "an unusual looking box with tape and wires," from the home and disarmed it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail atwww.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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RJ March 08, 2012 at 01:49 PM
2 years ago. This person has left and a new renter moved in about a year ago. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/news/2010archive/2010_023.htm
Will Sommer March 08, 2012 at 05:54 PM
That is quite the story. Thanks for the link, RJ. As far as the new renter goes, police say the house was unoccupied and for sale.
Anonymous March 11, 2012 at 03:49 AM
RJ it is true this person left the country last year because of felony charges no related to the fire. No one has lived in the residence since. Go look up his criminal history if you want. The last charge was failure to appear, another felony.
Anonymous March 11, 2012 at 06:13 AM
And believe it or not this guy was a normal average person before the hardcore drugs got to him and got him in lots of trouble.
Anonymous March 11, 2012 at 06:20 AM
The odd part about this is that the house has been on the market since February 11, 2012 and had a pending contract on February 27, 2012 that did not go through so people have been in that house recently before the cleaning crew.

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