Three Virginia homes damaged by explosives

Local,Virginia,Crime,Naomi Jagoda

Three homes in Virginia were damaged by homemade explosive devices in a period of about two hours early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Officials in Fredericksburg and Stafford County believe the incidents are related, and no one inside any of the homes were injured.

The first explosion took place at about 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 3100 block of Normandy Avenue in Fredericksburg. A homemade device was put inside a single-story residence and was detonated. There was smoke inside the house and minor damage to the inside of the home, according to Frederickburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe.

About half an hour later, a homemade explosive device was thrown or placed outside of a home in the Kings Grant subdivision in Stafford County, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. The residence sustained minor damage.

In the third incident, at 5:50 a.m., a homemade explosive device was thrown or placed at the rear of a home in the Country Ridge subdivision in Stafford County. Authorities said that there was minor property damage.

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