A package bomb went off in Austin on March 12, claiming the lives of a teenager and seriously wounding a woman. Police suspect the bombing is related to a very similar case that occurred earlier this month, only 12 miles away from the second attack. The first attack killed a man as well, making this a seriously deadly threat.
Police are not quite sure what the motive of the attack is, but they are investigating it at the moment. When they reached out to mail delivery services such as UPS, USPS, and FedEx, they all confirmed that they did not deliver any packages to those addresses around that time frame. Instead, it appears that the packages were hand delivered, possibly by the bomber, and left on their doorsteps overnight.
The FBI is assisting Austin police with the investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is leading the federal investigation. Until the bomber is caught, police urge Austin residents to contact them if they find a suspicious package that they weren’t expecting left on their doorstep.