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Terre Haute police investigating after improvised explosive device found near headquarters

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Apr 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-25 16:20:24-04

UPDATE: As of 8:06 p.m. Saturday night, Terre Haute Police announced that the suspect they were searching for has been taken into custody. He has been identified as Curtis Hogan, and charged with possession of a destructive device and attempted arson.

In reference to the explosive device found at THPD Headquarters, Curtis Hogan has been arrested and charged with possession of a destructive device and attempted arson.

Posted by Terre Haute Police Department on Saturday, April 24, 2021

The man in the noted pictures has been taken into custody without incident. His name and charges will be released later...

Posted by Terre Haute Police Department on Saturday, April 24, 2021

TERRE HAUTE — Police in Terre Haute are investigating after an improvised explosive device was found early Saturday at their headquarters near downtown.

It happened around 12:40 a.m. when officers were made aware of a small fire on the west side of the police department near double doors.

In a Facebook post, police said they were able to extinguish the fire before discovering that the device was a gas container that was converted into an improvised explosive that utilized an accelerant and projectiles.

Thankfully, no one was injured.

Terre Haute police consulted the FBI about the device and are currently reviewing camera footage from the area, as well as surrounding businesses.

They’re asking that anyone with information who may have seen anyone in the area of 12th and Wabash around the time the incident occurred or has any information, you're asked to contact Detective Brad Rumsey at (812) 538-3766 or (812) 244-2667.

At approximately 12:41 A.M., officers were made aware of a small fire on the west side of the Terre Haute Police...

Posted by Terre Haute Police Department on Saturday, April 24, 2021