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4:30 UPDATE - APD Shares Details on Third Bombing Austin

Fears raised that a serial bomber is targeting the city as festival-goers head to town for South by Southwest

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UPDATE:

4:37pm

Austin police have linked three package bombings that have killed two residents in Austin, Texas. 

In the latest, a package blew up on the front porch of a home in the 6700 block of Galindo where a 75-year-old woman was injured.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley says the bombing that took place on Old Forthill Road after 7 a.m. took the life of a 17-year-old boy and injured a woman in her 40's who was listed in critical condition on Monday afternoon with life-threatening injuries.

Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference, "We are not ruling anything out at this point...We're imploring the community, if you know anything about these attacks, it is imperative that you come forward and let us know. We have innocent people getting hurt across this community."

Manley says if you see a suspicious package you need to not touch it and that residents should call 9-1-1 immediately.


UPDATE:

12:30pm

It's the second TODAY, Austin and Travis County first responders raced to what is the third explosion to strike East Austin. Reports say one woman in her 70s was severely injured and taken to Dell Seton Medical Center.


11AM:

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley reported, the bombings are connected. There is a clear danger to the public.

If you get a package and are not expecting one, be wary. 

If package dose not look like it is official, and you are concerned about its origin, call APD.


ORIGINAL:

One teenager is dead and a woman in in her forties was taken to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries after another package bomb at an Austin home on Oldfort Hill Road.
This is the second such bombing in two weeks to strike the city, the last killing Anthony Stephan House, 39 at his home in Northeast Austin. Investigators are trying to figure out if the two are connected but as of yet, they could not confirm this.
Austin Police, Fire, Austin Travis County EMS, the FBI and ATF are on the scene.

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