Updated: Mother Finds Inactive Bomb, Brings it to Police Station
An inactive bomb was brought to a police station in Woodbridge on Wednesday night. A mother found the device in her son’s backpack, police stated.
More in a unedited police report:
Possession of a Fire Bomb or Explosive Device – On December 11th at 10:30PM, a citizen brought a suspicious device into the lobby of the Eastern District Police Station located at 15948 Donald Curtis Dr in Woodbridge (22191). The citizen, identified as a 34 year old woman of Dumfries, located a suspicious device in a backpack in her son’s bedroom at their home and brought it to the police station for officers to investigate.
Due to the appearance of the device, it was removed from the station to a remote area of the parking lot for safety. The Fire Marshals’ Office and the Virginia State Police, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team responded and determined that the device was inactive. Following the investigation, the son, identified as the accused, was arrested.
Arrested on December 11th: [Juvenile]
A 16 year old male of Dumfries
Charged with possession or manufacturing a fire bomb or explosive device
Court date: unavailable | Status: held at the Juvenile Detention Center
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – A possible explosive device was brought to a police station in Woodbridge on Wednesday night prompting an emergency response.
Police have confirmed an investigation was prompted after last night’s incident at the Eastern District Police Station at 15948 Donald Curtis Drive in Woodbridge. Officer Jonathan Perok told Potomac Local News more details about the investigation will be released in a daily police report this afternoon.
The explosive device was reported just before midnight Wednesday, according to information obtained by Potomac Local News. That promoted police and fire crews to respond to the station.
The Eastern District Station is one of two police stations open to the public in Prince William County. The second is the Western District Station at 8900 Freedom Center Boulevard near Manassas.
This latest incident follows a case where a bomb was found inside a Manassas office building last month. The bomb was removed from the building and later detonated by Virginia State Police.
There have been no updates from Manassas police to members of the press concerning that investigation.