Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

Austin police offer $50k reward that leads to arrest for package explosions

Austin police offer $50k reward that leads to arrest for package explosions

His mother is in stable condition.

Manley would not identify the woman who was injured in the second blast yesterday but she was in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. All of the cardboard packages were hand-delivered, not sent through the mail.

One of the explosive packages was brought indoors and yielded parts that could be reconstructed, according to the law enforcement source. In that instance, the bomb did not explode instantly after being picked up. Another package exploded on March 2, killing a 39-year-old man. Investigators say they believe the incidents are related, and residents have responded anxiously in the past day.

As the investigation continued, police received some 265 calls from anxious residents reporting suspicious packages.

People receiving unexpected packages in Austin are being urged to not handle them and to call 911. "I want everyone in my community, if they see something that's suspicious - a package or otherwise - I want them to pick up the phone and call 911".

Mason attended East Austin College Prep and played bass in the nonprofit music program Austin SoundWaves. "It's not just coincidental", Dixon said.

"Our detectives are now looking at that to evaluate that lead and to see if it is in fact relevant to what we are investigating", Manley said. That does not indicate that it's a hate crime. "Is that the kind of Austin we want?"

"What we do know is that the individual or individuals that are involved in this, these suspects, they do have a certain level of skill", the police chief, Brian Manley, told Fox News. They appeared to be "average-sized delivery boxes, not exceptionally large", Manley said.

At the site of the March 2 bombing, there were no police, but the door to the red-brick house where the package exploded was still boarded up.

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Meanwhile, Austin's African-American community was pondering a potentially troubling connection in the first two attacks.

Hours later, police were called to the scene of yet another explosion involving the opening of a packing.

It still remains unclear if there is any connection to a third household where the 75-year-old woman was injured from a package explosion on Monday.

The maker or makers put "these bombs together; they're transporting them to their intended location; and then actually. detonating them", Manley told KXAN on Tuesday.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned all Texans to be cautious.

Authorities are still on the hunt for suspects in Austin, Texas, after a string of deadly package explosions rocked the city. Of the hundreds of calls, APD said nothing suspicious was found.

Three package bombs left on Austin-area doorsteps this month were constructed with a "certain level of skill", the city's police chief said Tuesday. Some have changed their habits when it comes to handling packages.

Local police as well as the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are working on the case. Two people were killed as a result of the explosions and two others were hospitalized for injuries. That is in addition to the $15,000 reward Gov. Greg Abbott's office announced yesterday.

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