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austin package bombs: another explosion with echoes of the unabomber


cleve wootson is a general assignment reporter for the washington post. he was previously a reporter for the charlotte observer. follow @clevewootson






injuries reported after another mysterious explosion in texas


austin, texas — two people were injured in another explosion in texas’ capital sunday night, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other areas of the city and killed two people and injured two others.austin-travis county emergency management services reported that an explosion in southwest austin injured two men in their 20s who were hospitalized with injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening.see alsodeadly package bombs are rocking austin austin, texas — a package bomb that killed a texas... there was no immediate word on what caused the blast or if it was related to the previous ones. those blasts began when a package bomb exploded at an east austin home on march 2, killing a 39-year-old man.two more package bombs then exploded march 12, killi...






another explosion injures two in austin, texas; cause unclear


by: ap | austin (texas) | updated: march 19, 2018 9:46 am authorities work the scene of an explosion in austin, texas, sunday, march 18, 2018. (nick wagner/austin american-statesman via ap)top newstwo people were injured in another explosion in texas’ capital sunday night, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other areas of the city and killed two people and injured two others. austin-travis county emergency management services reported that an explosion in southwest austin injured two men in their 20s who were hospitalized with injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening.there was no immediate word on what caused the blast or if it was related to the previous ones. those blasts began when a package bomb exploded at an east austin home on march 2, killi...






austin bombings: another reported package explosion injures 1, hours after two p


the reported explosion comes just hours after two bombs were found in fedex facilities in the area.         






injuries reported after another mysterious explosion hits austin


another explosion was reported in austin on sunday night — just hours after cops issued an urgent public plea, asking the “person or persons” behind the city’s deadly string of bombings to stop.authorities in the texas capital said two people were hurt in the blast and rushed to a local hospital in serious condition. they were expected to survive.see alsodeadly package bombs are rocking austin austin, texas — a package bomb that killed a texas... details about the latest incident were not immediately released — and it was unclear if the explosion was tied to the other three bombings — but sources told abc news that the fbi and atf were on the scene investigating.sunday’s blast happened around 8:30 p.m. in the southwest area of austin, according to officials.police c...






austin package bomb attacks timeline


closevideoaustin package bombs leave 2 dead and 2 injured. will carr has more on the investigation.police are on high alert in austin, texas, after a string of package deliveries have left at least two people dead and several others injured after explosions rocked their homes.the first explosion unfolded on march 2, killing 39-year-old anthony stephan house after a "device" exploded on the front porch of his austin home. the blast was investigated initially as a suspicious death, and later as a homicide.ten days later, a similar incident was reported just 12 miles from house's home. a 17-year-old, identified as draylen mason, was killed and his mother was injured after a package exploded inside their home. hours after the second explosion occurred, police reported a third blast, co...






police suspect ‘serial bomber’ in deadly austin attacks


by: reuters | austin (texas) | published: march 19, 2018 9:55 pm authorities work the scene of an explosion in austin, texas, sunday, march 18, 2018. at least a few people were injured in another explosion in texas’ capital late sunday, after three package bombs detonated this month in other parts of the city, killing two people and injuring two others. (nick wagner/austin american-statesman via ap)top newsfour bombs that have gone off this month around austin, texas, with the latest injuring two men on sunday, have similarities that lead investigators to believe they are the work of a serial bomber, police said on monday. sunday’s bomb may have been activated by a trip wire, a more advanced design than the previous explosions that were set off when victims handled packages that w...






2 more texas parcel bombs baffle police


possible serial bomber on loose with six devices now under investigation, five of which detonatedemergency vehicles stage near the site of another explosion, tuesday, march 20, 2018, in austin, texas. austin/schertz, texas: the series of parcel bombs in texas that have killed two people and put residents on edge escalated on tuesday with two more incidents, a bomb that exploded at a fedex distribution centre near san antonio and one that was discovered before it detonated.a third explosion tuesday evening in austin was not a package bomb and officials said it did not appear to be related to the other incidents.the latest cluster of booby-trapped packages brought to six the number of explosive devices — five that detonated — that have come under investigation in texas in march as the wo...






incendiary device found in package at austin goodwill; 1 man hurt


closevideoauthorities say they don't believe incident is related to previous package bombs; geraldo rivera reports from austin.at least one man was injured tuesday night after coming into contact with a package containing an incendiary device at a goodwill store in austin, texas, but police and the fbi said it was not believed to be linked to the string of package bombs that have killed two people over the past month.the victim was a goodwill employee who "is being treated for non-life threatening injuries," the austin branch of the company tweeted. the man, in his 30s, was looking in a donation bin at the time of the incident, kvue reported. according to a goodwill employee speaking to the outlet, the victim was talking to someone about safety when the suspicious item was found.the in...






austin bombing: police say fourth explosion possibly detonated by tripwire, conn


austin — the explosion in an austin neighborhood sunday night had “similarities” with the three bombs that detonated in the texas capital earlier this month, leading authorities to determine that they are dealing with a “serial bomber” terrorizing the city, police said monday.the latest blast, which injured two men who were walking along the road in a residential area, plunged the city further into a frightening mystery that has forced residents to remain locked in their homes as investigators scoured the area for answers.the explosion on sunday night was apparently set off by a tripwire on the road, leading police to believe the bomber or bombers had “a higher level of sophistication, a higher level of skill” than authorities initially believed, said brian manley, the ...






austin police say they’re hunting for ‘serial bomber’


police in austin, texas, may have a serial bomber on their hands.“we are clearly dealing with what we expect to be a serial bomber at this point,” police chief brian manley told reporters at a news conference monday morning.cops are still probing the motive behind the four blasts that have rocked the city in the last month and haven’t ruled out terrorism or hate-related reasons as they investigate.see alsodeadly package bombs are rocking austin austin, texas — a package bomb that killed a texas... see alsolatest austin bombing may have been triggered by tripwire another explosion was reported in austin on sunday night —... the device used in sunday night’s blast — which injured two men in their 20s — was similar to the other three but showed “a higher lev...






austin package explosion leaves teen dead, woman hurt after second blast in 2 we


closevideoone man died while being treated for his injuries. a teenager was killed and a woman was seriously hurt after a package exploded at an austin home monday -- and officials said they were investigating if the blast was related to a similar explosion two weeks ago.austin police told fox7 they received a call about the explosion in a residential neighborhood on the northwest side of the city around 6:45 a.m.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.michelle lee, special agent for the fbi, told the austin american-statesman that federal officials were responding to the incident.a teenager was killed and a woman was injured after a package exploded at an austin home...






fed who helped chase unabomber weighs in on texas bombing spree


the unabomber case might not be a particularly helpful blueprint for investigators probing a string of recent package and porch bombings in texas.        






austin package explosions leave teen dead, women hurt after three blasts in 2 we


closevideothird package explosion in a week follows two deadly blasts in the texas state capitol.a teenager was killed and at least two women were seriously hurt after a pair of explosions rocked homes in austin on monday -- just two weeks after a separate blast which authorities said is linked to at least one of monday's incidents.austin police said they received a call about the first explosion in a neighborhood on the northeast side of the city around 6:45 a.m., after the 17-year-old resident found a package on the front step, brought it inside, and opened it in the kitchen where it exploded. "it is very similar to the incident that occurred in austin on march 2," austin police chief brian manley told reporters.manley said authorities don't believe the package came from a delivery...






cache of homemade bombs found in austin suspect's home after he kills himse


mark anthony conditt, who used a blond wig to disguise himself when he mailed the deadly bombs that rattled the austin area for three weeks, killed himself with an explosive device early wednesday.         






explosion reported in austin, at least 2 injured


austin police blocked off roads near the site of the reported explosion.  (fox 7) at least two men suffered serious injuries sunday night after a reported explosion in southwestern austin, texas, emergency workers said.crews did not immediately confirm whether the explosion was the result of a package bomb. three such blasts over the past month in austin have killed two people and critically wounded at least two women.sunday's reported explosion unfolded on dawn song drive, the austin-travis county ems tweeted. "at this incident, 2 patients have been identified and are prepping those patients for transport."the two injured men are believed to be in their 20s, investigators said, adding that the injuries were not expected to be life-threatening.a witness speaking...






austin bombings and the explosive echoes of the unabomber


cleve wootson is a general assignment reporter for the washington post. he was previously a reporter for the charlotte observer. follow @clevewootson






austin package bombs made with 'certain level of skill'; residents keep cautious


closevideoaustin package bombs leave 2 dead and 2 injured. will carr has more on the investigation.the three package bombs left on austin, texas doorsteps in recent weeks were constructed with a "certain level of skill," the city's police chief said tuesday, as the dragnet continued for the mysterious porch bomber whose devices have already killed two and severely injured two others.as residents in the texas capital prepared to cautiously fetch their mail on tuesday, austin police chief brian manley again preached vigilance, and told "fox & friends" that officials from the fbi and the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives worked into the night to collect evidence from the two most recent blasts."what we do know is that the individual or individuals involved in this, the...






explosions at texas homes possibly linked to earlier bombing


blasts from two package bombs killed a teenage boy and injured two women monday in austin, texas, in what police are investigating as possible hate crimes committed by a serial bomber. a third exploding package killed an african-american man and wounded another on march 2. monday’s blast went off at 6:45 a.m., police said, after the 17-year-old boy brought the package into his home in the spring hill neighborhood and started to open it. the explosion also injured a 40-year-old woman who was in the house, interim austin police chief brian manley told reporters.chaos erupts after subway riders mistake fire for terror attackauthorities are looking into a deadly blast at an east austin home.(ricardo b. brazziell/austin american-statesman via ap) later monday, just before...






package bound for austin explodes at fedex facility: fire department


by: reuters | san antonio | updated: march 20, 2018 3:57 pm the packaged bomb exploded in a distribution centre of fedex. (ap photo)one employee was injured when a package containing nails and shrapnel that was bound for austin, texas, exploded at a texas fedex facility, the local fire department said.the package exploded shortly after midnight local time at a distribution facility in schertz, texas, outside of san antonio, about 65 miles south of austin, the san antonio fire department said in a tweet.it was unclear if the explosion was related to a string of bombings in the texas capital over the past two weeks that have killed two people and wounded four. the first three devices in austin were parcel bombs dropped off at night in front of homes on the city’s east side, with the f...






conspiracy theories grow after mysterious package bombs kill 2 in austin texas -


austin has seen three separate package bombings in the month of march. the first occurred on march 2nd when 75-year-old esperanza herrera opened a package that was meant for her neighbor, leaving her seriously injured. the following two bombs detonated just two days ago and only hours apart from each other killing both, 39-year-old anthony house and a 17-year-old high school student, draylen mason. this horrible and confusing story which many people claim isn't getting the attention it deserved, partially due to last weekends sxsw festival, and partially due to the implications of the events, has left people with more questions than answers. cbs news affiliate in austin has confirmed that the two families of the recent deadly bombings did, in fact, know each other and were both vocal and..






families of two austin package bomb victims knew each other


austin, texas  — the families of two victims killed by package bombs in austin knew each other and were connected through local activism in the black community, a civic leader said tuesday. but it was not clear how they might be tied to a third household where a package bomb also exploded. investigators have said the three blasts that killed two people and wounded two others could have been hate crimes since all the victims were black or hispanic. but they also said they have not ruled out any possible motive. draylen mason, 17, was killed and his mother wounded when a package bomb was opened monday in their kitchen. the teen's grandfather is norman mason, a prominent dentist in east austin. he was friends with freddie dixon, stepfather of 39-year-old anthony h...






austin explosion: second blast from package explosion reported monday


austin, texas — police said monday that they believe three packages that exploded at homes and killed two people here are connected, raising fears that a bomber is on the loose in a city hosting tens of thousands of people for a world-renowned music and technology festival.authorities said it was too early to say what motivated the attacks and did not rule out the possibility of a hate crime. the two people killed in the explosions — a teenage boy and a 39-year-old man — were black, and a 75-year-old hispanic woman was seriously injured.the first explosion occurred march 2, when a package on the front porch of a northeast austin home exploded and killed the man. at the time, police said his death was “suspicious” but believed it was an isolated incident with no continuing threat ...






austin bombing: police say fourth explosion possibly detonated by tripwire, conn


austin — anxious texans huddled inside their homes monday as investigators searched for answers behind what police called a sophisticated “serial bomber” terrorizing this city with a string of explosive devices this month.the latest blast, which injured two men walking through a residential area sunday night, marked an escalation in both the tactics and skills displayed by whoever is responsible, police said. while the three previous bombs were packages delivered to people’s homes, the fourth device was left on the side of the road and rigged with a tripwire, showing “a higher level of sophistication, a higher level of skill,” said brian manley, the interim austin police chief.“what we have seen now is a significant change from what appeared to be three very targeted atta...






austin police reveal timeline of package explosions, warn residents to be 'aware


closevideoaustin police have yet to find a singular motive behind the series of package explosions left on people’s doorsteps.police are on high alert in austin, texas, after a string of package deliveries have left at least two people dead and several others injured after explosions rocked their homes.the first explosion unfolded on march 2, killing 39-year-old anthony stephan house after a "device" exploded on the front porch of his austin home. the blast was investigated initially as a suspicious death, and later as a homicide.ten days later, a similar incident was reported just 12 miles from house's home. a 17-year-old, identified as draylen mason, was killed and his mother was injured after a package exploded inside their home. hours after the second explosion occurred,...






police warn of 'suspicious' packages as explosions rock austin, texas


austin: emergency officials in austin, texas, were grappling with the mistery of another exploding parcel on monday, the third such incident in two weeks - and the second of the day.on march 2, a 39-year-old man in north-east austin was killed after a package on his front porch exploded, police said.authorities investigate the scene of monday's second explosion. photo: austin american statement/apearly on monday, police responded to a similar package explosion at a home on the east side of the city.upon arrival, police found two injured victims inside the home: one, a 17-year-old male, later died, while the other, an adult female, was taken to the hospital with injuries. police said that incident was being investigated as a homicide.then, shortly before noon, local time, police responded..






blast at san antonio fedex could be linked to austin bombings


an explosion at a fedex depot outside san antonio is likely linked to the string of bombings that has terrified austin and now all of texas. a package traveling on an automated conveyor belt at the courier's ground facility in schertz exploded early tuesday morning, injuring one fedex employee, who has since been released from the hospital. san antonio police chief bill mcmanus confirmed authorities found a second package at the facility "that we believe was also loaded with an explosive device" during a press conference following the incident. the second parcel has since been removed from the building. multiple news outlets said that fbi officials told them the package, which cbs austin said contained nails, was destined for austin.reddit user says he's austin bomber,...






explosion at san antonio fedex center linked to austin bombings


an explosion at a fedex depot outside san antonio is likely linked to the string of bombings that has terrified austin and now all of texas. a package traveling on an automated conveyor belt at the courier's ground facility in schertz detonated around 1 a.m. tuesday, injuring a fedex employee, who has since been released from the hospital. authorities found a second package at a different fedex facility near austin bergstrom-airport that police "believe was also loaded with an explosive device," san antonio police chief bill mcmanus said. the object sparked a hazmat investigation around 6:30 a.m. and has since been removed from the building.reddit user says he's austin bomber, likens self to zodiac killer authorities suspect the second parcel is linked to the early...






explosion at san antonio fedex center linked to austin bombings


an explosion at a fedex depot outside san antonio is likely linked to the string of bombings that has terrified austin and now all of texas. a package traveling on an automated conveyor belt at the courier's ground facility in schertz detonated around 1 a.m. tuesday, injuring a fedex employee, who has since been released from the hospital. authorities found a second package at a different fedex facility near austin bergstrom-airport that police "believe was also loaded with an explosive device," san antonio police chief bill mcmanus said. the object sparked a hazmat investigation around 6:30 a.m. and has since been removed from the building.reddit user says he's austin bomber, likens self to zodiac killer authorities suspect the second parcel is linked to the early...






texas bomber is 'very sick,' 'we will get to the bottom of it,' trump says


closevideopresident trump comments on the austin bombings and his phone conversation with putin.the person responsible for a string of bombings in texas this month is "very sick," president trump said from the white house on tuesday as he vowed to "get to the bottom of it."trump's comments come on the heels of a package exploding at a fedex plant in schertz, texas earlier in the morning and authorities probing a second texas fedex facility, in austin, due to a report of a suspicious package. there have been five blasts in march – four in austin – that have killed two people and injured several others.authorities said the parcel bombs appear to be linked to the austin explosions.fbi's san antonio office said no second package was found at the schertz facility, however, austin poli...






austin cops continue search for package bomb suspect


the hunt for the package bomber wreaking havoc in austin over the last two weeks is ongoing. two people have been killed and another two were severely injured by three boxed explosives since march 2. that included 17-year-old draylen mason, who was killed monday morning while opening a package inside his kitchen. “we believe that either the same suspect or suspects are responsible for all three of these attacks,” austin police chief brian manley said tuesday on abc news’ “good morning america.”explosions at texas homes possibly linked to earlier bombing manley later tweeted that police have gotten 150 suspicious package calls, but didn’t say whether any were actually a threat.an explosion severely wounded a woman in her 70s on monday, the third package expl...






blast at san antonio fedex could be linked to austin bombings


an explosion at a fedex depot outside san antonio is likely linked to the string of bombings that has terrified austin and now all of texas. the blast at the courier’s ground facility in schertz early tuesday morning led to at least one injury, according to local police, who said that it occurred in a sorting area.  multiple news outlets said that fbi officials told them the package, which cbs austin said contained nails, was destined for austin. one law enforcement source told cbs that it was "more than possible" that the explosion was connected to the series of bombings in the texan capital. if confirmed as related, the blast in san antonio would be the fifth explosion in three weeks. two people died earlier this month when packages left on their doorstep ex...