East Chicago, Indiana Pipe Bomb Post Office Explosion: Reports


A person was injured after what was appears to be two pipe bombs exploded at a U.S. Post Office in East Chicago, Indiana, according to multiple news reports.

“A fire official at the scene told The Times that they have found what they believe to be two pipe bombs and that at least one person is injured,” reported NWITimes.com.

“The official also stated that members from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were en route,” the newspaper added.

Photos and videos filled social media of the scene.

Chicago5 reports that the call about the explosion came in to authorities around 6 p.m. at 901 E. Chicago Ave. The television station reported that parts of the street were closed to traffic and a large law enforcement response was at the scene.

Very few details – including possible suspect or motive – were released on the evening of September 6 as the incident was still unfolding.