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      Noose found at Ashburn home

      (Photo: Vambo25/flickr)

      A noose was discovered tied on the back deck of a home in Ashburn on Monday, authorities say.

      A resident reported the incident to{}the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Monday, claiming someone left the noose at{}their home, located in the 1900 block of Upland Terrace, between April 25 and April 30.

      Officials{}say the incident possibly involves an ongoing dispute with neighbors. In the meantime, police say they're stepping up patrols in the area.

      An investigation is ongoing.