LaPorte Officials Evacuate City Block after Suspicious Package Found


A LaPorte city block was evacuated this morning after police found what appeared to be three pipe bombs inside of a box.

LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo informed residents on her Facebook page that the LaPorte Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious package in the 700 block of Philadelphia Street. Once officers determined what was inside the box, the Porter County Bomb Squad and the ATF were notified. Those officers successfully removed the package.

Police conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area and did not locate any other packages or suspicious items, according to Mayor Milo.

She said Hailmann Elementary School kept all students indoors as a precautionary measure until the evacuation order was lifted.