Police: Explosive device blows up mailbox

Example of suspect vehicle
This SUV is similar to the vehicle the suspect was driving (Photo courtesy: LaGrange County Sheriff's Department)

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  – Police said an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used to blow up a mailbox in LaGrange County early Saturday morning.

According to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, officers were called to a home at 4325 N. 205 E. at around 1:55 a.m. Saturday after a caller said a mailbox “blew up.”

When officers arrived on scene, they found the remains of an IED. Police said the mailbox was completely destroyed.

Police saw footprints in the snow leading from the destroyed mailbox to a neighbor’s mailbox. The Indiana State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit was called to the scene to make sure there wasn’t a second IED in that mailbox. Police said no other explosive devices were found.

The homeowner told police he saw a white mid-1990’s Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon drive away from the home after the explosion. Police believe the suspect was driving that vehicle.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department at (260) 463-7491.

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