It’s being reported this morning that last night’s bombing in Austin used an outside tripwire to explode a device that showed a different level of skill than the package bombs:
AP – Austin’s police chief says the two men injured in the most recent bombing in Austin were riding or pushing bicycles when the explosives detonated.
Police Chief Brian Manley told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday that Sunday night’s explosion was detonated by a tripwire and showed “a different level of skill.” The attack differed from three earlier blasts in Austin this month, which were caused by package bombs left on people’s doorsteps.
The men injured in Sunday’s blast were white, unlike the victims of the first three bombings, who were black or Hispanic.
Authorities have cordoned off the neighborhood where the bomb went off Sunday night and have warned residents to remain indoors while officers check for anything suspicious.
How is it that someone can just place these packages or set up a tripwire without being seen or detected? Police said this morning they don’t have any leads pointing to one specific suspect yet, which surprises me given that this person appears to be hands on in setting these explosives.
Here’s a report on the bombing this morning:
BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Another explosion rocks Austin, injuring two. It's the fourth explosion to rattle the area this month as Austin's police chief urges the suspect in recent bombings to turn themselves in: https://t.co/PDtyS42ZF2 pic.twitter.com/zDMGni7Qbe
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 19, 2018
UPDATE: During a press conference law enforcement said that they have seen similarities in last night’s bomb and the previous three bombs. Also, they pointed out that the tripwire was not setup to target anyone specific.