It’s being reported that another package has exploded in Austin today, just hours after a package killed a teenager this morning:
Multiple assets from #ATCEMS @Austin_Police & @austinfiredept responding to reported explosion 6700blk Galindo St (1149) No information on if or how many patients at this time. More information to follow.— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) March 12, 2018
Here more, but we don’t know much yet:
DALLAS NEWS – A second explosion was reported Monday in Austin, just hours after a package bomb killed a teenager and seriously injured one other person and 10 days after another fatal blast.
Just before noon, another explosion was reported in the 6700 block of Galindo Street, about five miles south of the first blast. Further details were not immediately available.
Here are some updates from Austin EMS:
UPDATE reported explosion 6700blk Galindo St (1149): #ATCEMSMedics have declared a trauma alert ~60s female transport will be to Dell Seton Medical Center. Possible 2nd patient being evaluated. Avoid the area. More to follow.— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) March 12, 2018
UPDATE2 reported explosion 6700blk Galindo St (1149): CORRECTION 1st patient is ~70s female and was transported to Dell Seton Medical Seton with serious potentially life threatening injuries, 2nd patient is ~80s female with unrelated medical issue. More to follow.— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) March 12, 2018
Here are more details about the explosion this morning…
DALLAS NEWS – About 6:45 a.m., first responders were sent to the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive in east Austin to investigate an explosion inside a home.
A 17-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman in her 40s was taken to a hospital with serious — but not life-threatening — injuries, officials said. Their identities have not been released.
Police said one of the residents at the Oldfort Hill Drive home found the package on the doorstep Monday morning and took it inside. Both residents were in the kitchen when the package exploded.
The U.S. Postal Service and other delivery companies did not have a record that the package was delivered by them, police said.
We’ll update with more as we get it…
Here’s the latest and final update from Austin EMS:
FINAL 6700blk Galindo St (1149): 2nd unrelated medical patient will not be transported. ONLY 1 patient involved & transported from the explosion to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious potentially life threatening injuries. Refer all additional questions to @Austin_Police— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) March 12, 2018
And Austin Police Chief just tweeted this alert to residents:
🚨If you receive a package that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, DO NOT open it, call 911 immediately. RT- Help us spread this message. 🚨 https://t.co/j9bxbaaBce— Chief Brian Manley (@chief_manley) March 12, 2018
Here’s a police update from a little earlier. They say they believe these packages are being delivered overnight:
"These [packages] are not coming through the United States Postal Service that we've determined at this point," official says on two deadly package explosions in Austin, Texas. https://t.co/fd4bcvtMyn pic.twitter.com/2OKsTpDVQf— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 12, 2018
FBI, ATF and United States Postal Service are all aiding in the investigation into the deadly package explosion. It is the second package explosion in Austin this month https://t.co/fd4bcvtMyn pic.twitter.com/fcXG5PQw3p— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 12, 2018
BREAKING: A woman injured in a 2nd package explosion Austin, TX. This morning a 17 year old was killed in a package explosion. Police say it is linked to March 2nd blast where a man was killed. Police say may be a hate crime because the victims who were killed were black. @7News— Alex DiPrato (@AlexDiPrato) March 12, 2018