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Package Bombs Leave Quiet Austin Neighborhood Confused

 

Three package bombs left on doorsteps in suburban neighborhoods have exploded in less than two weeks in Texas' capital city, killing two people and wounding two others.

Police say the bombings in eastern Austin are likely linked. Two occurred Monday and one on March 2.

Though all the victims were minorities, they are backing off initial suggestions that hate crimes as the cause of the bombings.

Tens of thousands of visitors have arrived for the busiest days of South By Southwest, as these bombings have taken place. The festival does not appear to be related to the incidents.

People receiving unexpected packages in Austin are being urged to not handle them and to call 911.

Since yesterday, Austin Police has yeilded more than 100 calls from scared citizens wanting their packages to be checked as fear rocks the community.

 

 

 

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