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.
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.
In reference to the explosive device found at THPD Headquarters, we are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in this picture and the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call or text Detective Brad Rumsey at 812-538-3766. pic.twitter.com/yh6FpcBBr9— Sgt. Ryan Adamson (@THPDPIO) April 24, 2021