Man Charged in Falls Church Mosque Incident

Fire investigators charged Chester H. Gore, 27, of no fixed address, in connection with damaging property and using a hoax explosive at a mosque, occurring Thursday, November 19, 2015. The mosque, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, is located at 3159 Row Street, Falls Church.

Gore is charged with Virginia Code, 18.2-85, using a hoax explosive device;18.2-121, entering the property of another for the purpose of causing damage based on religious conviction; 18.2-137, destruction of property of less than $1,000; and 62-2-6/3301.1.3, possession and use of illegal fireworks.

Property damage to a fence gate is estimated at $200.

Gore is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.