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Police investigating detonated improvised explosive device in Williamsburg

Police investigating detonated improvised explosive device in Williamsburg

An improvised explosive device was detonated around 5 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot located at the intersection of South Boundary Street and Francis Street near Merchants Square, according to Williamsburg Police.

No one was injured, according to Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley.

The parking lot is across Francis Street from Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill. Across from South Boundary Street from the parking lot is the College of William and Mary campus.

The Williamsburg police and fire departments responded to what was initially reported as a car fire, Riley said.

However, after police and fire units arrived, they determined the cause of...

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