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NC woman accused of threatening Va pier

Friday - 8/10/2012, 3:28am  ET

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A North Carolina woman faces charges of threatening to blow up a Newport News pier.

Police spokesman Harold Eley says 47-year-old Julie Ireland of Newburn, N.C., was arrested after she was found asleep Wednesday in a Newport News park.

Eley tells media outlets that Ireland had been cited for trespassing and littering on a private section of pier property earlier Wednesday when she became irate and threatened to obtain C4 explosives and blow up the pier.

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