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'Blue Alert' issued for Va. home bombing suspect

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STAFFORD, Va. (AP) - A search is under way for a man that authorities say is suspected in explosions at three homes in central Virginia targeted at two local law enforcement officers and an ex-girlfriend.

The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that 25-year-old Laurence Alan Stewart II is wanted on charges including attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, manufacture or possession of a weapon of terror, and throwing a missile into an occupied dwelling.

Stewart is considered armed and dangerous. His whereabouts are unknown.

No one was injured early Tuesday from the homemade explosive devices placed at the homes in Stafford County and Fredericksburg.

Stewart already was wanted on charges including indecent exposure and violation of a protective order. Authorities say the deputies involved were those targeted by the explosives.

Following is the full alert from the VSP:

THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS ISSUED A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ALERT ON BEHALF OF THE STAFFORD COUNTY SHERIFF"S OFFICE ON 10/31/12 AT 1933 HOURS

THE STAFFORD COUNTY SHERIFF"S OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR LAURENCE ALAN STEWART II, AGE: 25 YEARS OLD, HEIGHT 5'11" FEET, WEIGHT 220 LBS, WITH BRN EYES AND BRN HAIR, WEARING: UNKNOWN.

SUSPECT MAY BE ARMED AND DANGEROUS AND IS A SUSPECT IN THE ATTEMPTED MURDER, BY USE OF EXPLOSIVES, OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: SUSPECT VEHICLES: #1-2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT SEDAN, RED IN COLOR, VIRGINIA REGISTRATION WXA-8249; #2- 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN, WHITE IN COLOR, PENNSYLVANIA REGISTRATION HLM-1923.

PLEASE CONTACT THE STAFFORD COUNTY SHERIFF"S OFFICE AT 540-658-4780, OR THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AT 1-800-822-4453.  PLEASE REFER TO THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE WEBSITE (http://www.vsp.state.va.us) FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.   

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