The police in Texas are looking for answers, and they call on people to be careful with unexpected bundles after the number of bombings left two dead and four people were seriously injured. There were four explosions in Austin capital, while another explosion occurred at FedEx at San Antonio.
Hundreds of police officers are dealing with the case and trying to find out who’s behind the remaining bombs in Austin.
The first call to the police came in the morning on Friday 2 March after the Haverford Drive blast.
Anthony Stephan House, 39, was treated locally, but died at the same hospital morning.
The police then issued a statement stating: “Based on the information gathered, we believe that this is an isolated incident and that the community is constantly threatening.”
Ten days after the explosion that killed the house, police received reports of another bomb package. Early in the morning on Monday, March 12, the call for an explosion at Oldfort Hill Drive in Austin came.
When this package was opened, both victims were in the kitchen and the package exploded, causing injuries that led to the death of a young man and injury to an adult woman, “said police chief Brian Manley at the time.
Draylen Mason, 17, was killed by an explosion. His mother, 41, was seriously injured.
Manley said the police department of the Austin Police Department was investigating just like the FBI. Also, the Office for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was called, as was the case with the March 2 explosion.
The American Postal Service checked its records and did not believe that the package had gone through its service. The police checked with other delivery services, but the boss said that “the initial data is that it was not a package that was delivered by post.”
The boss said the similarities with the explosion of March 2, which also happened in the early hours.
We are going to look at something that could bring these two together, “the boss said, saying that although it was at the beginning of the investigation, the two incidents seemed to be related.
The police said they still do not have a motive but do not rule out the possibility of hate crime and say that both houses are owned by African Americans
We do not say that is the cause, we simply recognize and investigate any motivation that would bring these two together. ”
The third explosion-and the second that hit March 12-left a heavily injured 75-year-old Hispanic woman.
She was wounded around 11:45 after handling the package that was left at her house on a block on Galindo 6700 Street, police said.
The police said it was not immediately clear whether the victims were the intended target, as the packages were left in an area where more than one person could pick them up.
The police chief urged people to be careful about unexpected packages and “knew” what they see.
“If you see something that looks out of place, if you see anything suspicious, call us,” he said.
Briefing regarding explosion on Galindo. https://t.co/gkSSgME0S4
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 12, 2018
During a press conference on bombing on Galindo Street, the police offered some details about the facilities and said they had an average box-type supply.
After the third explosion the police said they still do not have a description of vehicles or suspects.
It happened around 8:30. March 18 in Travis Country. The next morning the police confirmed that two young men were injured by a blast while walking along the road.
Men aged 22 and 23 were in a stable state in the hospital but with “significant” injuries, the police said.
The police said they thought a tripwire could be used at the last explosion.
The fifth explosion occurred in the morning on Tuesday, March 20, at the FedEx expedition to San Antonio when the parcel exploded on the conveyor belt and caused minor injuries to the worker.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the package that exploded was sent from an address in Austin and sent to an Austin residence.
#FBI, along w/ @ATFHou responded to explosion of one package at FedEx facility in Shertz, TX this morning. No second package located there. @Austin_Police responded to suspicious package at FedEx 4117 McKinney Falls Parkway. No injuries reported. APD still processing scene.
— FBI SanAntonio (@FBISanAntonio) March 20, 2018
The survey is growing. According to The Associated Press, since Monday:
Approximately 350 FBI agents involved in investigations and hundreds of other law enforcement personnel.
Approximately 240 interviews were conducted with witnesses, people calling for tips and others from the first explosions.
Police in Austin responded to approximately 600 phone calls for suspected second and third explosions.
The reward for the tip that led to the suspect’s identification was set at $ 100,000, along with another $ 15,000 reward from the governor’s office.
Residents near the area of 8400 block of Dawn Song Dr., within a few blocks/streets, please stay in your homes until you hear otherwise. Thank you, APD PIO
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 19, 2018