- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

MADISON, Ind. (AP) - The latest on two devices that exploded in less than two weeks outside the police department and a judge’s home in the southern Indiana city of Madison (all times local):

1:10 p.m.

A federal agent says a device that exploded outside a southern Indiana judge’s home could have injured people if they had been nearby.

Special Agent Kim Riddell of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms says the explosion in the driveway of Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Mike Hensley caused little damage, but it still would have posed a danger to any people in they had been in close proximity to the blast.

Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston says evidence from Wednesday’s explosion is now at an ATF lab for analysis to determine the type of explosive used. It’s unclear how long that assessment will take.

Thurston says his department is investigating leads in the meantime, but has not yet identified a suspect.

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8:30 a.m.

Police say a second pipe bomb has exploded in a southeastern Indiana city in less than two weeks and that they think the criminal justice system is being targeted.

Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston says the latest explosion happened early Wednesday in the driveway of the home of Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Mike Hensley. It left black scorch marks. The first explosion happened March 7 across the street from the Madison Police Department.

There were no injuries in either incident. Police believe the two explosions are connected.

Thurston says police see the bombings as a “directed threat to our criminal justice system.”

Hensley’s son, Evan Hensley, said his father “is holding up well.” Federal, state and local authorities are investigating.

Madison is about 50 miles northeast of Louisville, Kentucky.

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