March 22, 2018

Teen killed after package explodes at Texas home

12 March 2018, 06:58 | Opal Carroll

Package explosion kills one, injures another at Texas home

Teen killed after package explodes at Texas home

The FBI told ABC News that it is responding to the reported explosion and assisting Austin police, who are the lead agency handling the situation.

Boulevard. Police said they received a report from a caller that there was some type of explosion and that two people were injured. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent staff from its Houston branch to the scene.

Austin Interim Police Chief Brian Manley said based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed that one of the victims picked up a package from the front porch and brought it into the kitchen.

The U.S. Postal Service told investigators that the package did not come through their facilities, so the package was likely left by someone at the doorstep, Manley said.

Federal and local investigators are still looking into the death of a man on March 2 as a possible homicide after an explosion in a Northeast Austin neighborhood.

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The latest explosion occurred about five miles from the Austin Convention Center, the site of South by Southwest activities on Monday.

The surviving woman's injuries are potentially life-threatening, according to CBS Austin.

Austin police reported that the explosion that killed House was at about 6:55 a.m. March 2.

Police did not identify the teenager or the woman and have not released any details about Monday's package. Police say the woman is in her 40s, but they haven't released any other information. Police have classified the incident as a suspicious death.

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