Apparent Pipe Bomb Investigated in Loudoun County

Homes evacuated in Sterling

By Matthew Stabley
|  Friday, Dec 23, 2011  |  Updated 7:04 PM EDT
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Apparent Pipe Bomb Investigated in Loudoun Co.

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The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office investigated what appeared to be a pipe bomb in Sterling, Va., Friday afternoon.

A 12-inch pipe with caps on each end was found on Manning Square near Church and Magnolia roads.

Sheriff's deputies evacuated homes in the area.

The evacuations were lifted about 5 p.m. when the device was taken to the range at Dulles International Airport for disposal.

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