Virginia: Warrant details how a note in a safe helped Roanoke County police identify a suspected bomb-maker


“These devices are consistent with what has been used to attack police during riots in the past.”

That’s how a search warrant executed on Sept. 3 described what authorities found inside a safe at a Roanoke County apartment on Aug. 31, 2020.

Maintenance workers at the Villages at Garst Creek apartments found the safe and cut it open, according to the warrant.

Inside, they found an IED, a military-style flare, several large illegal fireworks with the fuse cut short, 450 grams of suspected marijuana and a torn piece of paper from a notepad with “Lyon” and a phone number written on it.

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Source: WSLS