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Federal authorities investigating small explosions at Little Free Library in Virginia

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Local and federal authorities are investigating a pair of small explosions early Wednesday morning at a Little Free Library and a nearby amphitheater.

Virginia State Police, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) joined local Arlington officials in investigating the Nov. 9 explosions, according to a press release on the incident.

The first explosion occurred at the 100 block of N. Columbus St., where officials arrived at a reported outside fire. At the scene, they found that a collection box for privately-owned books called a Little Free Library was destroyed. A fire marshal was called to the scene and determined that the fire was likely caused by a small explosion.

During the initial investigation, officials located another possible crime scene at the Lubber Run amphitheater at 200 N Columbus St. The Fire Prevention Office will send any evidence to the ATF for processing.

Arlington County said the two incidents may be connected and the investigation is still ongoing. There are currently no suspect descriptions available.

The Fire Prevention Office requests that anyone that lives in the area with home surveillance equipment please review their video for any information that could help with the investigation.

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