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Austin Under Siege: 5 Bombs Have Detonated in 19 Days

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The bomb that took place on March 18 was the first to break from any type of pattern (such as doorstep deliveries) and was left on the roadside in the Travis County neighborhood of southwest Austin, considered relatively upscale. Two white males, ages 22 and 23, walking alongside the road, were seriously injured when the bomb detonated. Despite the variance from the theme, investigators in Austin maintain that the bombings are all connected, and hundreds of federal agents have since become involved in this investigation.

Austin Under Siege: 5 Bombs Have Detonated in 19 Days

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And, today, March 20, what has been described as “a single package” detonated at a FedEx ground sorting facility in Schertz, Texas, and injuring a FedEx employee, is believed to be related to the Austin bombing incidents, according to an FBI San Antonio spokeswoman. If this is the case, it would be the first of these explosive devices to actually have been shipped. An FBI agent also told media outlets that the package was being sent from Austin and was headed to an Austin address. The agent identified that this means “it’s more than possible” the package was subsequently related to the recent bombs that have occurred in Austin over recent days. A federal official has referred to this last incident as likely being linked, and the investigation remains ongoing.

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