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Little known still about man who planted IED in Williamsburg

Little known still about man who planted IED in Williamsburg

Three days after an explosive device detonated just off the College of William and Mary’s campus, several questions remain unanswered about Stephen James Powers, the man accused of setting it off.

Powers, 30, of the 1400 block of Village Drive in Gloucester, was charged Friday night with possessing and using an explosive device and committing an act of terrorism, Riley said in a news release Friday night. He was arrested in his Gloucester home after a daylong joint investigation by Williamsburg Police, Colonial Williamsburg Public Safety, James City County, Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and federal authorities, Riley said.

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