FedEx package explosion likely linked to Austin blasts, feds say

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A package bomb has exploded at a FedEx distribution facility in San Antonio city in Texas, hurting one person, officials said today. Those bombs killed two people and injured four others.

USA investigators say the bomb that exploded late Sunday in Austin was set off by a tripwire and was "more sophisticated" than the devices used in three previous blasts earlier this month.

According to police, who spoke with San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT, a medium-sized box exploded at the facility in the early hours this morning.

Authorities are investigating a suspicious package at a FedEx Facility in Austin.

The package was meant to reach an Austin address and the return address was also from Austin, according to CBS Austin.

The bomb which exploded in Schertz was filled with nails and shrapnel, officials say.

On March 18, the Austin Police Department reported more than 500 federal agents are assisting in the investigation.

One person was injured in the latest blast. Police have said they believe those three bombings are related.

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The latest bombing in Austin injured two men on Sunday.

In this image taken from video, police respond to the scene of an explosion at a FedEx facility in Schertz, Texas, on Tuesday.

In the earlier bombings, two African American men were killed by packages left on their doorsteps, raising speculation of a racially motivated crime.

The suspect or suspects did not ring the doorbell with the delivery of the first three packages, Manley said, so it is unclear how long the packages were on the victims' porches before they saw and moved them.

"What we do understand now is that the possibility exists that this device was triggered by a different mechanism, that being a tripwire, and that is something that's very important for this community to understand so that we can all remain safe while we work through this investigation", said Manley. "We are not providing any additional specific information about this package at this time".

Tuesday's developments are adding to the anxiety in the Texas capital, where four package bombs and reports of other dubious parcels have Austin in what one official described as "absolute panic". Both men are expected to recover. The most recent blast happened Monday, March 19 in the Travis Country neighborhood.

"I will reach out to the suspect or suspects and ask that you contact us, ask that you reach out to us, communicate with us so that we can put this to an end", Manley said.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI were sent to the scene as well as SWAT and bomb squads from the San Antonio Police Department. None of the four previous explosives was mailed, police have said.

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