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In Virginia, Man Charged With Terrorism After Attempting To Use IED

Stephen Powers, 30, was arrested for possessing and using an improvised explosive ('IED') device. He was charged with committing an act of terrorism. Powers set off an IED in a parking lot near colonial Williamsburg on Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of WVEC-TV)

Stephen Powers, 30, was arrested for possessing and using an improvised explosive ('IED') device. He was charged with committing an act of terrorism. Powers set off an IED in a parking lot near colonial Williamsburg on Thursday night according to the Virginian Pilot.

A Gloucester man was arrested and charged late Friday with setting off an improvised explosive device in a parking lot Thursday evening near Colonial Williamsburg. Williamsburg Police Major Greg Riley said the device went off in a highly trafficked area during peak time but no one was injured. Nearby streets were blocked while officers searched the area. They finally deemed the area safe and reopened the streets at 6 p.m. Friday.

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