Police: Man arrested in connection to suspicious packages found in Huntingburg

Police: Man arrested in connection to suspicious packages found in Huntingburg

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (WFIE) - The Huntingburg Police Department has made an arrest after investigating two suspicious packages that were found Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they received a call at 1:44 in reference to a suspicious package in an alleyway in the 300 block of East 4th Street.

HPD says once the package was identified, Indiana State Police was contacted for their assistance.

We are told Indiana State Police EOD team responded and made the package safe.

HPD says authorities conducted a secondary sweep of the area and found a second suspicious package. They say ISP’s EOD team investigated the package and deemed it safe.

We are told Huntingburg Police took both packages into custody.

Police say that security footage showed a man leaving the alley more than once and hiding in the bushes across the street.

After receiving an anonymous tip based on the footage, authorities arrested 35-year-old Jordan Brown.

Jordan Brown.
Jordan Brown. (Source: Dubois County Security Center)

Officers found Brown’s home and executed a search warrant.

In the home, they found a fire extinguisher that they believe matched one found at the site of an explosion that occurred on December 20, 2020.

They also found green fuse wire, matches and tannerite.

Officials say after the search of his home, he was taken to the Huntingburg Police Department for questioning.

Through the investigation, police say Brown admitted he was responsible for setting off the explosion on December 20.

Brown was taken to the Dubois County Security Center and was preliminarily charged with possession of a destructive device, which is a level five felony.

During the course of their questioning, police say Brown insisted that he was bored and was attempting to make his own fireworks.

Huntingburg police say they are still investigating the suspicious package that was found Wednesday.

If you have any information regarding the investigation, you are asked to contact Det. Sgt. Stivers at 812-683-3003.

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