Police investigated suspect before Williamsburg blast

Police investigated suspect before Williamsburg blast

WILLIAMSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Williamsburg police say they were investigating the suspect accused of blowing up a pipe bomb in a parking lot for more than a week before Thursday's blast.

Court documents say starting Oct. 11, Stephen Powers called multiple times over a few days, alerting them to different messages he found on the door of a maintenance office, but police never found anything.

Due to those calls, police questioned Powers after the explosion and found holes in his story.

At his home, police found a pipe that had markings that matched the one found at the scene of the blast.

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