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Gloucester man arrested in Williamsburg explosion

Gloucester man arrested in Williamsburg explosion


Williamsburg Police arrested a Gloucester man Friday and charged him with possession and using of an explosive device and committing an act of terrorism following the detonation of an improvised explosive device, according to police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley.

Stephen Powers, 30, of Gloucester, was arrested at his home, Riley said. It follows the explosion of the IED around 5 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot between the Berret’s Seafood & Taphouse and Williams-Sonoma.

“I would personally like to thank all the local, state and federal law enforcement partners who worked around the clock to quickly apprehend a potentially dangerous member of the...