Police Link Package Bombs in Austin, Texas

Police Link Package Bombs in Austin, Texas

Police Link Package Bombs in Austin, Texas

A woman in her 40s was in the home and injured by the blast, although she was expected to survive, police said.

Of the three explosions, two of them happened in the early morning hours.

His department is working with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine whether the three bombs were similar and to identify the person, or people, who built them.

Authorities investigate the scene in East Austin, Texas on Monday, March 12, 2018.Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP Manley said that investigators hadn't determined a motive for the attacks but that it was possible the victims could have been targeted because they are black.

Authorities are not releasing any details about the devices but said they know what type of explosives were used. Authorities haven't said whether that explosion was also caused by a bomb.

He said the timing of the attacks is complicated by the fact that the city is hosting the SXSW conference, with business, music, film and technology leaders spread out at events throughout the city. "He says there's now no other evidence indicating a hate crime beyond the victims' race", the AP reports.

"I'm thrown off a little bit", LaMeca Davis, who lives in the neighborhood where Monday morning's first explosion happened. Police added that the explosion took place after the suspicious package was brought into the victims' kitchen.

Other than perhaps the most infamous mail bombing case of Ted Kaczynski - who, better known as the "Unabomber" for targeting people affiliated with universities and airlines, is now serving a life sentence for his mail bombs spanning the 1970s to 1990s - has this happened before?

Police in Austin, Texas, are warning residents not to open unexpected packages amid a spate of deadly bombings in the city over the past two weeks.

The female's injuries were not life-threatening, he said. He says, "You don't hear that stuff in my neighborhood".

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley highlighted the victims" ethnicity and said his force "could not rule out hate crimes'.

Austin Police Department told ThinkProgress that there would be an on-site update later on Monday, as well as updates via the Austin Police Department's Twitter feed. Cops aren't ruling out whether the bombings were hate crimes.

Police say the package that arrived at House's home was not delivered through the U.S. Postal Service or any other delivery service.

A 17-year-old boy was killed in Monday's explosion and a woman injured.

"The damage is significant, and there's a lot of evidence that needs to be collected", Manley said.

A 39-year-old man was killed in the March 2 attack. However, he emphasized that investigators have not linked any ideology or victim-targeting to the incidents, which all occurred at residences in different portions of East Austin.

'I did look outside at that point and next thing I knew police were knocking at the door saying that there was a suspicious package, one had exploded and that I needed to leave the house'.

The package detonated early Monday. The second bomb severely injured an elderly woman. His death was initially investigated as suspicious but is now viewed as a homicide.

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