Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package in Franconia

Homeowner recently moved to Afghanistan

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    A bomb squad investigation continues in Franconica, Va. Tuesday morning.

    Police were called Monday evening after a realtor sent a cleaning lady to a vacant town home in the 6500 block of Gildar Street. The woman found a box containing nails and wires inside the home.

    Explosive Device Investigation in Franconia

    [DC] Explosive Device Investigation in Franconia
    The Fairfax County Explosive Ordnance Unit was dispatched to a Franconia home on Monday evening to investigate a suspicious package. News4's Shomari Stone reports. (Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012)

    Fairfax police said the home is currently vacant and for sale.  A neighbor told News4 the homeowner recently moved to Afghanistan.

    The county's Explosive Ordnance Unit removed the box and "rendered it safe," according to a police report.  Fairfax County officials did not immediately comment on what was inside the box.