Crime Watch 8

Staff sent home after threats made to Indianapolis Housing Agency

Threat closes down Indianapolis Housing Agency headquarters

News 8 at 5

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Housing Agency employees were sent home Thursday after threats were made to the agency’s headquarters.

In a statement, IHA executive director John Hall said the threat was directed at the agency’s main office and administrative staff. The office is located at 1935 N. Meridian Street.

Local and state police quickly secured the building and staff was sent home for the day. The agency will reopen Friday morning.

“No information indicated that residents of IHA properties were at any point at risk,” said Hall in a statement to News 8.

Details on the type of threat that was made have not been released. Police said a suspect was detained for questioning.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.