NewsPublic Affairs / July 31, 2018

Indiana Courthouse Bombing Case Unsolved After 20 Years

Indiana Courthouse Bombing Case Unsolved After 20 Years

The Tippecanoe County Courthouse suffered about $200,000 in damage when the truck rammed through the glass doors of the building's entrance and caught fire on Aug. 2, 1998.

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have yet to name a suspect or make an arrest 20 years after someone attempted to bomb a northwestern Indiana courthouse with a stolen pickup truck full of drums of diesel fuel and gasoline.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that the Tippecanoe County Courthouse suffered about $200,000 in damage when the truck rammed through the glass doors of the building's entrance and caught fire on Aug. 2, 1998. No one was injured in the attempted bombing.

The attempted bombing led to security changes in and around the building. The county installed bollard posts outside all of the ground-floor entrances. Security cameras were also installed and more bailiffs were assigned to courthouse details.

Sheriff Barry Richard says the case remains open, though no one is specifically assigned to it.

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