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FedEx Facility Explosion

Law enforcement officials have ramped up their investigation into an explosion at a FedEx facility near San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday.

 

Fox news chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt has more from Austin.

 

The bomb threats and attacks keep mounting in Texas.

 

In Austin, four bombings over the past month have the city on edge and police are investigating possible connections to a package that exploded Tuesday at a FedEx facility near san Antonio.

 

Along with a second package bomb found unexploded both packages - on their way to Austin.

 

"If you come across any specific object, do not touch it, do not move it, but contact 911," said Michael Hansen, chief of police.

 

Also on Tuesday, police evacuated a FedEx facility in Austin after a suspicious package was found. 

 

The White House said President Trump is monitoring the situation closely but won't yet say if they consider this a case of domestic terrorism, a stance being criticized by some Texas lawmakers. 

 

"These are sick people, and we will get to the bottom of it,” Said President Donald Trump.

 

"This is absolutely a terrorist activity. We have no clue who this is. Absolutely no clue, said Republican Representative, Brian Babin.

 

Meanwhile, officials in Sunset Valley, an Austin suburb are telling residents the source of the packages was a private delivery office and the FBI is investigating.

 

“I always think it’s going to happen somewhere else. But now its happened on our door step," Richard Herington, a neighbor of bombing victim, said.

 

 As the investigation intensifies, Austin police are bracing for a busy week with a major PGA golf tournament set to kick off Wednesday. 

 

Austin authorities said emergency personnel responded to another reported explosion, at a goodwill store in the southern part of the city.

 

Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted Tuesday evening that at least one person was injured but that details about the severity of those injuries and the explosion itself were unknown. 

 

This is now the sixth explosion since March 2.


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