Investigators with the Loudoun Fire Marshal’s Office are seeking information about a pipe bomb that was apparently detonated in the River Creek community Tuesday night.
Several callers to the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center reported hearing a loud explosion in the area of Olympic Boulevard and Kingsmill Street. The River Creek community is just east of the Town of Leesburg limits north of Route 7.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Fire Marshal’s Office searched the area and located a device described as an exploded pipe bomb, according to a press release from Loudoun Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management. A fire and rescue spokeswoman said investigations declined to describe the item further than to say it was a "pipe bomb."
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting the Fire Marshal’s Office in the investigation.
Investigators would like to hear from anyone might have seen a suspicious person or suspicious activity in the area around the time of the explosion, or anyone who has any information about the incident or the person or people responsible. Call 703-777-0637. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 or 1-877-777-1931.