2nd Package Explosion This Month Kills Teen in Austin


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This map shows three reported explosions in the Austin, Texas area. Another package exploded about five miles away hours later, injuring a 75-year-old woman.

The attacks unfolded just as the Texas capital was swelling with visitors to the South By Southwest music festival. He later said if this happens, stand as clear as possible until police arrive.

Police are investigating that incident as a suspicious death.

Authorities have not said whether that blast was also caused by a package bomb or if the victim, like those hit in the two confirmed bombings, is black.

Manley said that a second package was discovered near the site of the initial Monday explosion and that some residents and media members were evacuated or pushed farther from the blast site as authorities determined whether it was a bomb.

Joanna Samarripa, who lives around the corner, said she saw a woman slumped in the doorway of the home after rushing over moments after the explosion. A "package" exploded on the front porch of a house on the 1100 block of Haverford Drive on March 2, around 6:55 a.m.

Police are investigating the Oldfort Hill Drive explosion as a homicide.

Neighbor Keith Reynolds heard what sounded to him like a propane explosion.

Festival organizers did not immediately say whether they would be taking extra precautions, but the police chief urged attendees to "be aware of what's going on".

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According to CBS Austin, early Monday morning a resident in East Austin found a package outside the house and brought it inside.

Two deadly explosions in Austin in the last two weeks are likely related, Austin police said Monday as they investigated the latest incident at a home in east Austin. Two of the victims were African-American and the latest victim was Hispanic, so the department are not ruling out that these were hate crimes.

Special Agent Michelle Lee, a San Antonio-based spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said the agency "responded to both events" and was assisting Austin police, who were taking the lead on investigating.

He says there's now no other evidence indicating a hate crime beyond the victims' race.

Manley said she was facing "life-threatening injuries".

A 39-year-old man was killed in the March 2 attack.

All the explosions occurred when people who lived at the residences went outside and picked up packages, Manley said.

The package detonated early Monday. Another male died from his injuries in the March 2 explosion. A 17-year-old boy was killed, and a woman in her 40s was injured.

The three explosions occurred in different parts of Austin.

Investigators said the bombings are probably connected, and they are looking into whether race was a factor because all of the victims were minorities.