Explosion at FedEx Center Linked to Austin Blasts

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A package bomb that exploded at a FedEx facility near San Antonio early Tuesday is likely linked to attacks by a serial bomber that have killed two people in Austin, USA Today reports. “It would be silly for us not to admit that we suspect it’s related” into four bombings in Austin this month, said FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee. The incident happened at about 12:30 a.m. at a FedEx Ground distribution center in Schertz, Tx. Schertz police said the explosion came from a package in the sorting area of the facility.

One person was treated for injuries and released at the scene. 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. Four explosions about 80 miles away in Austin this month have killed two people and wounded four more. Authorities have said those blasts most likely were connected. The most recent Austin blast seriously wounded two men Sunday in a quiet southwest neighborhood. Police Chief Brian Manley said 500 law enforcement officials involved in the case at the local, state and federal levels have found “persons of interest,” but no clear suspects have emerged. Authorities have asked residents to share home-security video for clues. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state is committing $265,000 to the effort to solve the bombings. See also: Serial Bomber Feared as Fourth Package Explodes in Austin.

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