Package explosion kills 1, injures another at Texas home

Package explosion kills 1, injures another at Texas home

Package explosion kills 1, injures another at Texas home

The FBI told ABC News that it is responding to the reported explosion and assisting Austin police, who are the lead agency handling the situation.

In Austin, Texas, a suspicious bomb package is reported to have killed a teen and injured a nearby woman, with police believing that a second, risky package could be nearby.

Police were called to the home in Austin at 6.45am following reports of the explosion.

Package explosion kills 1, injures another at Texas home

KVUE also reports that investigators are looking to determine if this explosion may be connected to another deadly explosion in Austin that happened on March 2. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services took a woman in her 40s to Dell Seton Medical Center, and she is expected to be okay, Austin police confirmed at a press conference.

According to EMS officials, no one else was injured, and they ask that the public remain clear of the neighborhood north of Martin Luther King Boulevard near Springdale Road.

Police are now investigating if the two explosions are linked.

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He says that package was brought into the kitchen where it detonated, killing a 17-year-old boy and injuring the woman.

Police said people can call 911 if they believe they have received a suspicious or unexpected package left at their homes. Manley said the package exploded after they opened it. Both explosions occurred in the early-morning hours. The woman who was injured was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The incident is being investigated by police and federal authorities, as a homicide, the chief said. Manley said they do know that the two victims in both cases were African Americans and they can not rule out that the incidents were hate crimes.

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