Federal and local law enforcement are investigating two incidents in a small, Indiana town after explosive devices were detonated within a week of each other — at two separate law enforcement related locations.
According to Reuters, a homemade device exploded in the driveway of a judge on Wednesday in Madison, Indiana — a city of about 12,000 people — near the Kentucky border.
On March 6, a similar device blew up in the Madison Police Dept’s parking lot.
Both explosions occurred at night and there are other consistencies between the two incidents that lead investigators to believe the same person or persons are responsible for both. ATF is analyzing both devices to determine how they were made and the size of the explosions.
Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston said: “We are considering these explosions as a message and a direct threat to members of the criminal justice system in our local community.”
While no injuries were reported in either explosion, Thurston is urging Madison law enforcement officials and their families to remain vigilant.
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