An investigation into a pipe bomb that
exploded Tuesday night in the River Creek community led to the discovery of
another explosive device in a home in the neighborhood, according to a report
from the Loudoun County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. Bomb
squad specialists with that department and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
disabled the second device, which was discovered early Saturday morning.
Investigators located the first device after reports Tuesday of a loud noise in the community, which is just east of the Town of Leesburg limits. As part of the investigation, which remains ongoing, the Loudoun County Marshal’s Office, assisted by the LCSO, conducted a search of a home on Sandpiper Place in River Creek.
The search took place just before 8 a.m. Saturday, and public safety personnel found a second explosive device, causing the temporary suspension of the search, according to the report.
Evacuation was not necessary, according to the fire-rescue department, because of the type of device and the topography. Adjacent neighbors were advised to remain in their homes during the activity.
Just after noon Saturday, the explosive was rendered safe and the search continued.
Anyone with additional information about the incident or the person/people responsible can call 703-777-0637. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 or 1-877-777-1931.