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Package Suspected To Be Austin-bound Explodes At FedEx Facility

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FedEx Austin Bombings

A package suspected to be Austin-bound exploded in the early hours of Tuesday, March 20 at a distribution facility in Texas. This is happening only two days after the latest in a series of blasts in Austin attributed to a serial bomber.

This time the explosion rocked a facility in the town of Schertz, in the San Antonio area. Reports said one employee was injured.

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The Washington Post, quoting the FBI, reported that the package had been bound for Austin, the state capital.

One FedEx team member suffered minor injuries when a “single package exploded” at the ground sorting facility, company spokesman Jim McCluskey said Tuesday in a statement. An ATF spokeswoman earlier had said no injuries were reported.

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“We are not providing any additional specific information about this package at this time,” McCluskey said.
Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, Lee said there could be a connection with the four Austin explosions, which killed two people and injured four others over 17 days starting March 2.

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“We suspect it is related to our investigation,” Lee said.

If the FedEx incident is confirmed to be linked to the Austin blasts, it would represent a new method for the bomber or bombers. None of the four previous explosives was mailed.

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