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A Woodbridge man will not face manufacturing bomb charges in York County after an investigation revealed the device found in his mobile home was not what they thought it was.
The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page Thursday that “after further investigation and research,” the device they found early Tuesday morning in the home of Alan Michael Blischak — in Bethel Mobile Home Village off Hampton Highway — was not an incendiary device as they suspected.
Blischak was arrested Feb. 26 after authorities found explosive devices in his Woodbridge apartment, according to the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Because a bond hearing was pending for Blischak, the fire marshal’s office asked YPSO to search his York County mobile home for explosives.
YPSO deputies, members of the Newport News Bomb Squad and officers from the Virginia State Police searched the residence between midnight and 3 a.m. Tuesday and had residents from nearby mobile homes evacuate the area during the search.
Because the item found was not an explosive, Blischak will not face any charges in York County.
In Prince William County, Blischak faces three felony counts of manufacturing bombs or bomb materials and one felony count of threats to burn.