A little after midnight on Tuesday, there was another blast in Texas, a state which has been recently rattled by package bombs. This time, the explosion occurred at a FedEx facility outside San Antonio, according to CNN.
An employee was hurt after a "single package exploded,” FedEx spokesman Jim McCluskey told CNN. That employee suffered minor injuries. Local police said, through a statement posted on Facebook, that “the explosion came from a package in the sorting area of the facility. One person was treated and released at the scene.”
The package was intended to reach an Austin address and the return address was also from Austin, according to CBS Austin.
The facility where the package detonated is located in Schertz, about an hour away from Austin. Police are now trying to determine if this explosion is connected to the four package bombs that have rocked Austin. In fact, FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee told the Associated Press that “it would be silly for us not to admit that we suspect it’s related.”
This marks the fifth packing type bombing in Texas in less than a month’s time. The terror began on March 2, when a blast from a package left one man dead. Anthony Stephan House, 39, died after a package left on his front porch detonated, according to Fox News.
Ten days later, 17-year-old Draylen Mason was killed and his mom was hurt after a package bomb detonated inside their home. That same day, just a few miles away, another package bomb injured Esperanza Herrera, a 75-year-old woman. This past Sunday, a fourth bomb exploded in Austin, one that police suspect was triggered by a tripwire.
Two men in their twenties were injured, CNBC reported. That bomb was left on the side of a road.
Tuesday’s package, like the four packages before it, was reportedly full of shrapnel and nails, according to CBS Austin.
Police believe they may have a serial bomber on their hands, and there has been speculation that the bomber is targeting prominent families of color.
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