Austin, Texas – Man Dies After Device Detonates on Front Porch
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.
APD briefing regarding explosion in the 1100 block of Haverford Dr. https://t.co/jLZDDTHe9k
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 2, 2018
My heart goes out to the victim and his family from the explosion that occurred in the 1100 block of Haverford Dr. pic.twitter.com/KEUY1gqI0M
— Chief Brian Manley (@chief_manley) March 3, 2018
One man is dead after an explosion at a home in #Austin, #Texas. According to the @Austin_Police, this is an isolated incident involving a device that exploded, causing fatal injuries. @CaseyOnFOX7 has the latest information on #FOX7Austin, watch here: https://t.co/bzsgdSKUm8 pic.twitter.com/bEClfQva6k
— FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) March 2, 2018
— Scotch Corner (@ScotchCorner_) March 2, 2018
#FBI & #ATF investigating an explosion in an #Austin #Texas residence that has left one man with life-threatening injuries. @KXAN_News rpts a police K9 was used to check cars parked along the street. https://t.co/LPnQ6V3ORm
— AOC (@AOC_Security) March 2, 2018
— ATF Houston (@ATFHou) March 2, 2018