Package bomb explodes at Fed-ex facility in Texas
By: Susan Conte, Xiro Xone News March 20, 2018 Updated: 4:39 PM PT
Another explosion rocked south Austin Tuesday evening approximately, 8:00 PM. Austin police were called to a Salvation Army store following an explosion. After a cursory investigation, and a more detailed one ongoing, police have determined that the explosion at the Salvation Army was an incendiary device, and was not, related to the last five bombings that killed two people and injured four.
Earlier Tuesday morning a package traveling on a conveyer belt at a fed-ex distribution center exploded, in Schertz, 65 miles outside of Austin, Texas. An employee was treated for minor injuries then released. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearm (ATF) along with 350 FBI agents are, investigating the explosion.
So far, the investigators have determined that the package was sent to an Austin residence from a fed-ex store located in Sunset Valley, Texas. This is the fifth bomb from what law enforcement referred to as “a serial bomber.” Over the weekend, the Austin Police chief said, “The bombs are meant to send a message,” though he did not give details of the type of message.
Investigators believe the two package bombs, the tripwire bomb, and the conveyer belt bomb at fed-ex, are all related. Schertz police Chief Michael Hansen said, "We were very fortunate that there were no injuries."
President Trump was briefed on the incident and said, "This is obviously a very sick individual or individuals" and that authorities are "working to get to the bottom of it."
"We do not know at this point," FBI agent in charge, James Smith went on to say, "Right now we have no indications that there are any issues or threats to the public here in Schertz."