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Bomb Scare At Terre Haute Penitentiary

Last updated on Friday, November 4, 2011

(VIGO COUNTY)(WTHI) - A bomb scare at the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary on Thursday morning put the prison on lockdown.

According to a press release, while the penitentiary staff was screening the inmates' mail, a suspicious package was found.

The mail room was then secured and three members of the Indiana State Police Explosive Ordinance Team were called to the scene and the package was then removed.

The ISP EOD technicians utilized X-ray and determined the package was not an (IED) Improvised Explosive Device. They completed their work and left the prison at 1:30 p.m.

It was determined that there was no bomb in the package.

The complex returned to normal operations on Thursday afternoon.
They say that this was an isolated incident and that the public was not at risk.

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