Police investigate suspicious packages, Huntingburg man arrested

By Herald Staff

HUNTINGBURG — A man was arrested Wednesday after an anonymous tip led the Huntingburg Police Department to learn he had detonated a homemade explosive device.

Jordan Brown, 35, from Huntingburg, was taken to the Dubois County Security Center where he was booked in and charged and preliminary charged with possession of a destructive device, a Level 5 Felony.

Officers located his residence Wednesday, obtained a search warrant and learned Brown was responsible for detonating a homemade explosive device on Dec. 20. 

The Huntingburg Police Department received a call Wednesday about a suspicious package in an alley in the 300 block of East Fourth Street. The Indiana State Police responded to the scene at the request of the Huntingburg Police Department, investigated the package and it was made safe.

Huntingburg police located a second suspicious package during a secondary sweep, which the Indiana State Police investigated and deemed safe, as well. Both packages were taken into custody by the Huntingburg Police.

The department is still investigating the suspicious package that was on East 4th Street on Wednesday. Those with any information regarding either incidents are urged to contact Det. Sgt. Stivers at (812) 683-3003 or can remain anonymous by calling the tip line at (812) 684-2992.

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