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Police Investigate Incidents on Hanson Lane

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an apparent suicide and a suspicious package call that occurred in the 400 block of Hanson Lane on Monday, June 16, 2014.

At approximately 6:16 p.m., police responded to a call regarding a suspicious package in a backyard. Officers found a bag containing a firearm and a suspected explosive device. The Arlington County Fire Department EOD Unit responded, and Fairfax County Police Department assisted with use of a helicopter. An item was detonated in a controlled manner to safely dispose of the possible explosive. This is a standard method used by explosive experts. Several nearby houses were evacuated due to their proximity to the detonation zone. The helicopter located a person in a wooded area that appeared to be deceased. Upon investigation, it is believed that the person died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was the owner of the suspicious package.

The deceased has been identified as James Froman, 50, of Alexandria. Detectives and crime scene investigators continue to work in the area. The investigation is still in the initial phase but this appears to be a domestic incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Thomas Buckley with the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6837.

3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
TDD 703.838.4896

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