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Bomb explodes in man’s front yard

A Manassas man is in jail after a bomb exploded in his front yard, Prince William County police said.

Authorities said they also found two live improvised explosive devices inside the home of Sean Thomas Peterson, 23.

Police said he is charged with possession and manufacturing of an explosive device.

Neighbors had to be evacuated for about four hours Wednesday afternoon while police were on the scene.

Virginia State Police are assisting in the investigation.

Authorities said the incident is not terrorist related.


Poisoned sandwich called ‘dumb prank’

A Virginia Beach man will serve time for putting rat poison on a sub sandwich and in a fruit drink he gave to his ex-girlfriend.

The woman, who was not fully identified in court Wednesday, became ill.

Michael Hanna, 23, told the judge that it was a “dumb prank.” The judge sentenced Hanna to five years for adulteration of food and drink with the intent to kill or injure, and suspended all but one year of the sentence.

Prosecutors said Hanna’s ex-girlfriend was nursing their infant child when he took the food to her home last September.

The victim has since moved out of state.


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