Teen killed, woman injured in second Austin explosion

Updated:6 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Austin (Texas), Mar 13 (ANI): A 17-year-old boy was killed and a woman injured in a package bomb explosion at a home in Austin, and police responded to reports of a second blast in the Texas state capital. Austin Police said there was no clear motive for the explosion, but they believed it was linked to March 2 blast in the city that killed a man. Both incidents are being investigated as homicides. Two homes that received the packages belonged to African-Americans, the police said. "We cannot rule out that hate crime is at the core of this but we are not saying that that is the cause," Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told a news conference. Austin Police tweeted that they were responding to another explosion in the Montopolis area of the city. The second explosion injured a woman in her 70s, according to media reports.

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