A federal magistrate has postponed the pre-trial hearing of a northwestern Indiana man charged in a pipe bomb explosion at a post office.
Forty-five-year-old Eric Krieg’s hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday, but a magistrate in Hammond postponed it and has not set a new hearing date.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Krieg’s trial remains scheduled to begin Jan. 16.
The Munster man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of knowing possession of a destructive device and transporting explosive materials.
Federal prosecutors allege that Krieg mailed a package at the East Chicago post office that exploded Sept. 6, injuring a postal worker, and also mailed a suspicious package to another individual on Sept. 29.
Krieg has been in federal custody since his October arrest.