October 12, 2017-United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch has announced a press conference at 4:00 p.m. today. The subject of the press conference is the East Chicago Pipe bomb incident in which a postal worker was injured when a pipe bomb exploded inside the post office. Authorities later learned that the target of the pipe bomb was a City of Hammond contractor who is close to Mayor McDermott.
Sources close to the investigation have stated that FBI and ATF agents made an arrest earlier today in the case. This has not been confirmed, but it is consistent with the holding of a news conference.
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