Terrorism

Breaking: Terrorist Bomb Explodes in Texas

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The Austin, Texas area is being targeted by what appears to be a serial bomber.

Early Tuesday morning, a medium-sized package exploded at a FedEx ground distribution facility near San Antonio.

One person was lightly injured.

Federal agents are linking the blast to a series of bombings in Austin, Texas in recent weeks.

The latest Austin bombing occurred on Sunday night when two people crossed what appeared to be a trip wire, setting off an explosion.

From Fox News:

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference Monday that although the Sunday night bomb was linked to the three previous blasts, the latest bomb showed more sophistication as opposed to the previous three incidents, which involved package bombs left on people’s doorsteps.

“We’ve seen a change in the method this suspect is using,” he told reporters.

Frederick Milanowski, the special agent in charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said trip wire devices, possibly using fishing line, are triggered by victims applying any kind of pressure or tension.

“We are more concerned now. That is, people see something suspicious they stay away and contact law enforcement,” he said.

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