Breaking: Police, firefighters responding to 3rd package bomb in Austin


    UPDATE 3:58 p.m. EST: The Austin Police Department has confirmed that today’s second attack was a ‘package bomb,’ similar to the one this morning and on March 2nd.

    Though APD Chief Brian Manley stated there is no identified motive, all of the victims have either been African-American or Hispanic. Manley also stated that all three packages have been left on porches and did significant damage to the homes where they detonated by being moved or opened.

    Austin, Texas – Just as stories were breaking that connected two fatal ‘package bombs’ that left a 17-year-old and 39-year-old dead, a third bomb has gone off, seriously injuring a 70-year-old woman.

    This afternoon’s explosion occurred hours after a bomb killed a teenager and severely wounded a woman inside a home near the Windsor Park neighborhood. It was just publicly released that this morning’s bombing was connected to a March 2nd package bombing that occurred about 12 miles away and killed 39-year-old Anthony House.

    Authorities, including the FBI are currently on the scene of the latest explosions.

    It has been confirmed that in the first two incidents that a package was left overnight although USPS, UPS, nor FedEx have any records of packages being sent to those addresses. The bombings are taking place as thousands descend upon the city for the annual South by Southwest music and film festival.

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