Austin, Texas – Man Dies After Device Detonates on Front Porch

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Austin, Texas: A man died after “some sort of device” left on the front porch of his home exploded on Friday. The incident occurred on Haverford drive in a  neighborhood called Harris Ridge.

The call came in to Austin PD at around 6:55 a.m. on March 2. The reports were of a loud explosion and a person with “traumatic injuries.” The man was pronounced dead at 7:48 a.m. FBI, ATF, US Postal Inspectors, Austin Bomb Squad all are participating in the investigation, but the Austin Police at this time are in the lead. Thus far, police are investigating it as a homicide.


The Austin police chief stated that at this time, they have not seen any evidence or indication that terrorism is involved. Police want to know what was the device, who delivered the package, etc. He stated that they have contacted the federal agencies “out of the abundance of caution,” and are not ignoring any piece of evidence. So far they are saying it’s an “isolated incident.”

A police K9 was deployed to the area to check out the cars parked along the street. No other devices or explosives were located. Officers planned to search the homeowner’s residence for any clues to the reason for the blast.

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