Austin, TX – Two more explosions have been reported at homes in Austin Sunday night with multiple victims reported.
The explosions come the same day that authorities pleaded with a serial package bomber to contact police and raised the reward for his capture to $115k.
Austin-Travis County EMS is reporting at least two scenes at this time at 4721 Eagle Feather Dr and 4800 block Dawn Song Dr.
ATCEMS has been tweeting out updates about the explosions.
UPDATE: First responders have only been able to find one location. Two males in their 20s have been transported with serious injuries. Law enforcement is asking people in the area to shelter in place.
The city has been on edge after two package bombs exploded in Austin on Monday, killing one teenager and wounding two women, one of them critically.
Authorities believe both package explosions were related to a blast that killed a man on March 2, and they have warned residents of the area to call the police if they receive any unexpected packages, ABC News reported.
“It is very similar to the incident that occurred in Austin on March 2,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters at a press briefing.
On Monday morning, a package bomb exploded at about 6:45 a.m. in a neighborhood on the northeast side of the city, the chief said.
A 17-year-old found a package on the front steps of his house, brought it inside, and opened it up in the kitchen, where it exploded, FOX Newsreported.
The teenager was killed, and a 40-year-old woman was seriously injured, police said.
At about 11:50 a.m., police received a call about a second blast nearby.
A package had exploded in the Montopolis neighborhood, southeast of downtown Austin, according to FOX News.
On Monday afternoon, Chief Manley said that in the second incident, a 75-year-old Hispanic woman had opened a package that she found outside her home, and it exploded, too.
On Sunday, Chief Manley pleaded with the bomber as he increased the total reward for the bomber to $115,000.
“We hope this person or persons is watching and will reach out to us before anyone else is injured or anyone else is killed,” Chief Manley said. “We assure you, we are listening and we want to understand what brought you to this point, and we want to listen to you, so please call us.”
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