Austin Rocked By Second Explosion Hours After Deadly Blast Kills One [VIDEO]

Just hours after an earlier deadly blast killed a teen and injured a woman yesterday, ABC News reported that a second explosion rocked Austin, Texas. According to Austin PD, the reported explosion took place in the 6700 block of Galindo Street.


The two package explosions come on the heels of another deadly package explosion on March 2. Austin police announced Monday morning the first two package explosion fatalities are linked, according to the Associated Press.


ABC notes that the first blast, reported about 6:44 a.m., killed a male teenager and injured a woman in her 40s.


It occurred at a single-family house in the northeast section of the city and appears to have been caused by a package that had been placed on the porch of a home rather than delivered by a mail service, police said.

Police believe the explosion happened after residents took the package inside to open it.

The second explosion injured another woman and authorities are evaluating whether a second person was also hurt, according to the Austin Police Department.

Local Fox13 reports that police are responding to another reported explosion in the 6700 block of Galindo Street on Monday.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, a woman in her 70s has been transported to Dell Seton Medical Center with potentially life threatening injuries.


Anthony Stephan House died in a package explosion in Austin on March 2

Until the cases are cleared Chief Manley had a message for residents. “If you’ve received a package that you are not expecting that is not from someone that you expected to receive a package from, or for some reason gives you case for concern, then call 911.”

In the March 2 explosion, Chief Manley told the paper that authorities received several calls reporting the incident. The man died at the hospital from his injuries.

Police were investigating that incident as a suspicious death, but have now been reclassified the case and are investigating it as a homicide.

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Perhaps most ominously, authorities have warned residents that if they receive a package they are not expecting, they should contact the Austin Police Department.


Investigators don’t yet know the motive behind the bombings but the Chief said, “We do know that both of the homes that were the recipients of these packages belonged to African Americans, so we cannot rule out that Hate Crime is at the core of this, but we’re not saying that that’s the cause.”

Police said they do know what type of explosive device was used in each explosion but aren’t releasing that information “to protect integrity of investigation.” There have been no possible suspects named in either case.

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