2nd Package Explosion This Month Kills Teen in Austin

The scene of a deadly package bomb explosion in East Austin

In Austin, Texas, a suspicious bomb package is reported to have killed a teen and injured a nearby woman, with police believing that a second, risky package could be nearby. On Monday morning, a 17-year-old boy was killed and a woman in her 40s injured after the teen brought a package into the home; the US Postal Service said the package did not go through their facilities, so authorities think it was left on the doorstep by someone, the Austin American-Statesman reports. Police said they have reclassified that investigation as a homicide, and can not rule out that the two explosions aren't related. Manley said hate crime cannot be ruled out because both homes that were recipients of the packages belonged to African-Americans.

The FBI and ATF are assisting the Austin Police Department with the case, which is being investigated as a homicide. The case has been compared to a similar incident that claimed another Austin man's life last week.

"If you find any suspicious packages on your front porch at your residence do not handle them", Manley said, "but instead call 911 and let us come out and look at those packages and ensure that they are safe".

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

The package detonated early in the morning.

Police warned the public about handling packages they are not expecting.

Original report: A teenager was killed and a woman was injured early Monday in East Austin after a second package exploded in the city in the past two weeks, authorities said.

First responders took 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House to a hospital, but he died from his injuries shortly after the blast.



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