This is horrible. Someone is targeting unsuspecting people in Austin, Texas with exploding packages and two are dead already, with one being killed this morning:
A package explodes at an Austin home, killing a teenager and injuring a woman, marking the second fatal blast in the city this month. Police are investigating whether the explosions are linked. https://t.co/ij4P0xcuG5— AP Central U.S. (@APCentralRegion) March 12, 2018
A teenager was killed and a woman was seriously injured when a package exploded at a home in Austin on Monday, marking the second such explosion this month at a home in Texas’ capital city.
The package detonated early in the morning. The teen died at the scene, while the woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Austin police. Authorities said the woman is in her 40s, but police have released no other details about the pair or the explosion.
Investigators are trying to determine whether the explosion is linked to a similar blast that killed a 39-year-old man on March 2. That explosion occurred about 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Monday’s blast. Both explosions occurred in the early-morning hours.
According to Fox News, investigators are now saying the package explosions are linked:
JUST IN: Pair of deadly Austin package explosions linked, officials say https://t.co/FMretQpIyO— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 12, 2018
Austin Police said they received a call about the explosion in a residential neighborhood on the northwest side of the city around 6:45 a.m.
“There are similarities we believe these cases are linked at this time,” Interim Austin police Chief Brian Manley told reporters.
The Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted that a teenage male was killed and a woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.
Of course the first that this brings to mind is the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. He managed to kill 3 people and injure 23 before they caught up with him. Whoever is placing these packages has already killed two people and I can only hope authorities get this person before they can do more damage.