Second Austin Explosion in Two Weeks Kills Another Resident

 In Breaking News, Domestic

Another device exploded on an Austin, Texas porch on Old Fort Hill Drive killing a teenager and wounding a woman. According to CBS police are now saying this explosion was linked to one nearly two weeks ago.

“There are similarities, and we cannot rule out that these two incidents are in fact related. Police Chief Brian Manley

We reported on the first incident here:

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

Officers responded to the report of an explosion just before 7:00 a.m. Monday. A 17 year old boy was killed in the explosion and a woman in her 40s was seriously injured. Their names have not yet been released.

Another report of an explosion at around 11:50 a.m. that severely injured a woman in her 70s did not immediately have any information. It is unknown if that explosion is connected to the two packages.

Police are discussing the possibility of a hate crime, since the residents of both this home and the one previously are Black. Both cases have now been classified as homicides.

Both this package and the previous one were left on the doorstep, and residents opened it in the early morning. Police said they were apparently not delivered through the postal system.  They deployed bomb-sniffing K-9s in the area to make sure there were no other explosive devices.

Police have advised Austin residents not to open any packages left on their doorstep, and to call 911 immediately.


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