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Mailbox Bomb Causes Small Explosion At Candidate’s House

Second District Congressional Candidate Brendan Mullen says he witnessed a black car pull up to his mailbox and hastily put something inside.

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The incident is one of four similar cases in the area. With recent attacks on politicians in the Middle East, Mullen isn’t taking it lightly.

Second District Congressional Candidate Brendan Mullen recently experienced a bomb scare at his northern Indiana home.

While working from his home for the first time in more than a year, Mullen says he witnessed a black car pull up to his mailbox and hastily put something inside.

“As soon as they sped away I saw not only a small explosion, but a lot of smoke coming from my mailbox and obviously a loud boom,” he says.

The incident is one of four similar cases in the area. With recent attacks on politicians in the Middle East, Mullen is not taking it lightly.

“We’re taking this extraordinarily serious,” he says. “This is something to be concerned about.  Fortunately we’re not an isolated incident and I don’t believe that it’s politically motivated, but our team and I and the authorities are acting and making sure that they get to the bottom of it.”

Local FBI agents declined to comment on the matter.

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