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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Texas Package Explosions

Texas police say a pair of package explosions in Austin are linked to a deadly blast, which happened earlier this month.
In the first incident Monday, a 17-year-old boy was killed and a woman in her 40’s was injured when a package he found on his door-step exploded in his kitchen this morning.
Authorities investigate an explosion at a home in Austin, Texas, Monday, March 12, 2018. Investigators believe the fatal explosion on Monday is linked to another deadly bombing elsewhere in the city this month, and they’re considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Just hours later, a woman in her 70’s sustained life-threatening injuries in another package explosion.
This is the third package blast reported in Austin in less than two weeks.
Earlier this month, a 39-year-old man was killed in a similar blast.
Authorities have launched a homicide investigation, and are trying to determine if race played a factor in the attacks.
“We do see similarities and believe that these cases are linked at this time, however we don’t know what the motive behind these may be,” stated Austin Police Cheif Brian Manley. “We do know that both of the homes that were the recipients of these packages belong to African Americans, so we cannot rule out that hate crime is at the core of this, but we are not saying that is the cause as well.”
U.S. Postal Service officials say they do not have any record of delivering the packages.

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