Pipe bomb targets judge’s home in southeastern Indiana

Police say a second pipe bomb in less than two weeks has exploded in the southeastern Indiana city of Madison, and they think the criminal justice system is being targeted.

Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston said the latest explosion happened early Wednesday in the driveway of the home of Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Mike Hensley. It left black scorch marks. The first explosion happened March 7 across the street from the Madison Police Department.

There were no injuries in either incident. Police believe the two explosions are connected.

Thurston says police see the bombings as a “directed threat to our criminal justice system.”

Hensley's son, Evan Hensley, said his father “is holding up well.” Federal, state and local authorities are investigating.

Madison is on the Ohio River between Louisville and Cincinnati.

 

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