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Suicide attempt leads to bomb discovery

A suicide attempt in South Riding led to the discovery of several homemade explosives.

According to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, police responded to a home on the 43400 block of Quentin Street after receiving a report of a suicide attempt. The man was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

While police were investigating the incident, they discovered five small homemade explosive devices inside the house. The Loudoun County Bomb Squad was called to the scene and two neighboring homes were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

At around 4 a.m. Jan. 2, he devices were rendered safe and the scene was cleared.

The case is currently under investigation by both the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office.


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