Police Are Investigating A Suspicious Package At An Austin FedEx

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The explosion at the FedEx center occurred sometime after midnight.

A sixth suspected package bomb was discovered at an Austin FedEx depot Tuesday morning, hours after a package exploded at a San Antonio facility. Police said for Austin resident to immediately call 911 if they see any unknown packages.

The bomb which exploded in Schertz was filled with nails and shrapnel, officials say.

The blast on Tuesday, March 20, happened at a FedEx ground distribution center on FM 3009 Highway in Schertz, Texas.

Though to the public it may seem a series of random blasts, authorities are tightly focused on any connections between the attacks in hopes of pinning down a profile of the killer.

He also made a direct appeal to the person or persons responsible for the carnage.

Only one person received medical treatment following this most recent blast, and the unnamed individual has already been released from the hospital.

"We suspect it is related to our investigation", Lee said.

Two people were killed and four others injured in five separate bombings in Austin, Texas, between March 2 and Sunday night.

A FedEx facility was again the focus of law enforcement later Tuesday morning, with Austin Fire Department officials tweeting that a suspicious package had been reported at a FedEx location on McKinney Falls Road in their city.

Police say they do believe they are dealing with a serial bomber.

Police were processing the scene at the East MLK bombing when another bomb erupted in the Montopolis neighborhood of southeast Austin, a few miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.




Hundreds of federal investigators are working on the string of bombings.

"We have no clue who this is, absolutely no clue", he added.

"We're going to be here for a little while", Smith said.

Authorities believe the latest parcel bombs are linked to the four bombings this month in Austin that have killed two people and injured four others.

Before the FedEx explosion, Milanowski said authorities had checked more than 500 leads.

Police have not uncovered a motive and have not ruled out the possibility those bombings could be hate crimes.

"Both of them were kind of bleeding profusely", Grote said.

Residents in Austin, a city of 974,000, have been asked to look out for suspicious packages. Those two bombs and a third that detonated, also on March 12 in Austin, were left in packages on the victims' doorsteps.

"The game went up a little bit - well, it went up a lot yesterday with the tripwire", Christopher Combs, FBI agent in charge of the bureau's San Antonio division, said in an interview. We have also confirmed that the individual responsible also shipped a second package that has now been secured and turned over to law enforcement.

There were no serious injuries in the latest blast, but officials believed the attacks were related. "The safety and security measures in place across the FedEx networks are created to protect the safety of our people, customers and communities, and to assist law enforcement as appropriate".

According to local and state officials, hundreds of law enforcement officials, more than 350 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, troopers from Texas Department of Public Safety and bomb technicians from Houston and San Antonio were working on the case.

This is a breaking news story. An ATF spokeswoman earlier had said no injuries were reported.

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