Possible explosive device investigated at NN apartment

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Fire crews were called to a Newport News complex Friday morning to investigate a possible explosive device inside a vacant apartment.

According to a news release from the Newport News Fire Department, the object was found in an apartment in the 12700 block of Mariners Court, off Nettles Drive, around 9 a.m. Apartment maintenance had gone into a vacant apartment, and found what they thought might be a homemade explosive device, according to fire officials.

Crews set up a perimeter and the object was rendered safe and disposed of by 10 a.m.

No one was hurt.

Fire officials have not released a description of the possible explosive device, or any additional information.

Stay with WAVY News 10 for any new details.

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