Munster man charged with East Chicago post office bombing

An explosion was reported at a post office in East Chicago, Indiana. (Photo: NBC Chicago)
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HAMMOND, Ind. (WTHR) - A northwestern Indiana man has been arrested on federal charges in connection with a pipe bomb that exploded last month at a post office.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch II announced Thursday that 45-year-old that Eric P. Krieg of Munster, Indiana, was charged with knowing possession of a destructive device and transporting explosive materials. Kirsch says a complaint alleges Krieg mailed a package at the East Chicago post office that exploded and that he mailed a suspicious package to another individual on Sept. 29.

Kirsch says search warrants were executed Thursday on Krieg's residence, place of employment and vehicle.

A postal worker suffered minor injuries in the explosion.

It wasn't immediately clear if Krieg has an attorney.

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