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Trip wire may have triggered latest bomb

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Austin police think the latest package bomb may have been detonated using a new kind of trigger.

Austin police chief Brian Manley says they are going under the assumption that last night’s bombing is connected to the other three package bombs, but this one was different in one way.

"The possibility exists that this device was triggered with a different mechanism, that being a trip wire.  This is important for the community to understand as we work through this investigation," said Manley.

Manley said residents of the Travis County subdivision shouldn’t leave their homes before at least 10 am while police work to ensure the safety of the neighborhood.

Police believe the two men in their 20's who were injured by the blast may have hit the trip wire while they were either biking or walking their bikes down a sidewalk.

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