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Package Bomb in Schertz 'Likely' Connected to Austin's Four

A bomb has exploded inside of a Federal Express ground distribution center in Schertz, which is outside of San Antonio and about an hour south of Austin.  This happened shortly after midnight in the early hours of Tuesday, leaving one person with minor injuries.  75 people were working at the time.

According to investigators, the bomb detonated when it dropped onto a conveyor belt.  It was addressed to a location in Austin, but it was also originally shipped from Austin as well.

An early look at the aftermath has led investigators to believe the bomb istelf was very likely constructed and set by the same person behind the four blasts in Austin, however that has not been officialy confirmed as of Tuesday morning.

Austin police chief Brian Manley has released this statement:

"The Austin Police Department is aware of the incident that has occurred in Schertz, Texas and is working closely on the investigation with our federal partners, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. I want to continue to remind our community to pay close attention to any suspicious device whether it be a package, a bag, a backpack or anything that looks out of place, do not approach it. Call 9-1-1 immediately. Also remember do not move, touch or open unexpected/suspicious packages."

Similar to Sunday's blast in the southwest Austin neighborhood of Travis Country, the package that detonated in Schertz sent nails and metal shrapnel flying.

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