New Bombing in SW Austin, TX; at least 1 hurt

This is a developing story, as this is the 6th (or 7th) bombing in the last 18 days, in the Austin, TX area.  (The discrepancy in the number of bombings, is due to a package reported earlier this afternoon, that may (or may not be) connected.)

The tweet from ATCEMS (Austin-Travis County EMS) is as follows:

police tweet

According to a breaking Fox News Article,

At least one man was injured Tuesday night in yet another reported package explosion in Austin, Texas, investigators said — just the latest in a string of blasts that have killed two people over the past month.

Tuesday night’s explosion unfolded on Brodie Lane in southwestern Austin, the county’s EMS tweeted.

The victim, in his 30s, suffered injuries that were “potentially serious, not expected to be life threatening,” investigators said. Paramedics rushed the man to a hospital.

At least five other explosions have rocked the Austin and San Antonio areas.

Earlier Tuesday, a package exploded on a conveyor belt at a FedEx shipping center in Schertz, northeast of San Antonio, injuring a worker. Also Tuesday, the FBI said a suspicious package reported at a FedEx distribution center near the Austin airport “contained an explosive device.”

This is a developing story.  More to come…

For a more detailed timeline on the previous bombings, please read our earlier blog about it.

UPDATE:

At 9:06 EST tonight, ATF Headquarters (ATF HQ) just tweeted that this recent bomb was an incendiary device, and may not be related to the other bombings:

ATFHQ

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