UPDATE: VSP says Virginia man arrested Saturday after Richmond traffic stop not facing explosives charge

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An incendiary device was located in Sellers’ possession, along with a hand saw, wooden shields, gas mask and a shovel fashioned into a spear. (Photo: Courtesy WRIC)

An incendiary device was located in Sellers’ possession, along with a hand saw, wooden shields, gas mask and a shovel fashioned into a spear. (Photo: Courtesy WRIC)

Richmond, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesapeake man is in custody after police discovered a legal munition in his car on Arthur Ashe Boulevard Saturday night.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, Virginia State Police initiated a traffic stop for a wrong-way driver on Arthur Ashe Boulevard near the Diamond. The driver of the Toyota Rav4 was later identified as 22-year-old Harrison Sellers of Chesapeake.

As troopers approached the car, they say Sellers attempted to flee and struggled with the officers. He was taken into custody without further incident.

An incendiary device was located in Sellers’ possession, along with a hand saw, wooden shields, gas mask and a shovel fashioned into a spear. After examination by a State Police bomb technician, the incendiary object was confirmed to be a legal munition. 

Originally the Virginia State Police said they found an “active explosive device,” but later sent out a correction.

Sellers was also one of 15 protesters arrested Thursday, June 25 during a sit-in in the Huguenot neighborhood outside of Commonwealth Attorney Colette McEachin’s home in the city.

At this time, Sellers has been charged with reckless driving. The investigation remains ongoing.

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