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The Williamsburg Police are investigating a possible explosive found near Merchants Square this evening.

Here is what Wavy 10 is reporting
http://wavy.com/2017/10/19/potential-explosive-device-in-williamsburg/
 

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RE: Possible Explosives Near Merchants Square

Pretzel Kaiser said:
I'm willing to bet it was King James

Well it did happen on the anniversary of Cornwallis' surrender but in all seriousness the police were taking it seriously they had brought in k9 units and other support from neighboring forces to assist hopefully it a false alarm but you never know in this day and age.
 
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RE: Possible Explosives Near Merchants Square

The Virginia Gazette and several other news sites are reporting it ss a confirmed improvised explosive device and are reporting that the FBI and ATF are also working the case.

http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-potential-explosive-device-wburg-1019-story.html
 
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RE: Possible Explosives Near Merchants Square

Nicole said:
I know this is a bit of a tangent, but this thread seemed like a perfect place to link my favorite article of the day about Lulu the dog, who flunked out of CIA bomb sniffer school.

Um, I love this story, but I have to ask, why is this a story at all? She's such a pretty girl! :heart: Lulu :)
 
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RE: Possible Explosives Near Merchants Square

Police confirm it was an IED and that it detonated. I would guess that increase security is coming our way soon. Also looks like CW's wall plan might be more likely to go through.

http://wavy.com/2017/10/19/potential-explosive-device-in-williamsburg/
 
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RE: Possible Explosives Near Merchants Square

A friend sent me this:

Colonial Williamsburg said:
This message is from James McCarthy,
Director of Public Safety, for all employees.
Please share this message with your colleagues who do not have e-mail.

Yesterday, there was an incident in a parking lot outside a Merchants Square business. The Williamsburg police believe a small explosive device was detonated. Fortunately, no one was injured and there was no significant property damage.
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident and we are assisting the agencies involved any way we can. Law enforcement officials say the scene is secure and there is no indication at this time that there is any additional threat to the public. Parking lots adjacent to the site will remain closed all day.

CW Public Safety will have walking and mobile patrols in the area. We have also asked the Williamsburg Police Department to increase patrols around CW this weekend and to remain in regular contact with the public safety department.

The safety of our employees, guests, and surrounding community remains our top concern. We ask, as always, that you remain vigilant and if you “see something, say something.”

Suspicious activity of any kind should be reported to the Williamsburg Police Department at (757) 220-2333. For emergencies, please call 911. Alternatively, please call Colonial Williamsburg Public Safety at 3-911 or 757-220-7511 from your cell phone.
 

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RE: Possible Explosives Near Merchants Square

Arrest made.

A police investigation that began after an improvised explosive device detonated near Merchants Square Thursday night has resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old Gloucester man.

Stephen Powers of Gloucester, Va., was arrested at his home by the Williamsburg Police Department Friday and has been charged with possession of using an explosive device and committing an act of terrorism, according to a department press release.
 

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The man arrested was employed by CW untill recently.

http://wavy.com/2017/10/23/gloucester-man-charged-with-terrorism-for-williamsburg-ied-explosion-to-have-first-court-appearance/
 
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