By Stephen English
March 12, 2018 09:51 AM
Austin police have responded to two package explosions in one day, one reported to be deadly, on the heels of another deadly package explosion on March 2.
Austin police announced Monday morning the first two package explosion fatalities are linked, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities warn residents to contact police if they receive an unexpected package.
Police were investigating two package explosions Monday morning, one of which killed a teenager and severely injured a woman in her 40s, according to several Austin media outlets.
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That exploding package death was the second in the past 10 days in Austin, and police believe they are linked because each package was hand-delivered to the victim's front porch rather than mailed.
Shortly before noon Monday, a third explosion was reported, this one on the 6700 block of Galindo Street in Austin, according to the FBI's San Antonio office, which says it's assisting in the investigation.
Austin-Travis County emergency services reported that a woman in her 70s was transported to the Dell Seton Medical Center with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.
On March 2, a package explosion killed Anthony Stephan House, according to the Austin Police Department. Both he and the victims of the Monday explosion were African-American, the AP reports, adding that police are seeking surveillance video from nearby homes in order to identify a suspect.Read More...