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Explosive device found in home for sale

Tuesday - 3/6/2012, 9:16am  ET

FRANCONIA, Va. - A cleaning crew Monday night found an explosive device in a vacant home that's for sale, Fairfax County Police said.

Police described the device found in the townhome in the 6500 block of Gildar Street as an unusual looking box with tape and wires. Gildar Street is off Beulah Street.

The police department's explosive ordnance disposal unit removed the device from the home and rendered it safe, police said.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information should call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, report the incident the the Crime Solvers website, text "TIP187" plus a message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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