FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A man is facing criminal charges after authorities say he left a fake bomb at a northern Virginia mosque.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue investigators have charged 27-year-old Chester Gore, with no fixed address, with using a hoax explosive device and entering a property to cause damage based on religious conviction.

Authorities say the fake explosive device was found Thursday at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in the Falls Church section of Fairfax County.

Fire and rescue officials say Gore also caused $200 in damage to a fence gate.

He was being held Monday at the county jail without bond.

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