AUSTIN, Texas – A teenager was killed and a woman was seriously injured when a package exploded at a house in Austin on Monday, marking the second explosion, this month in a house in Texas’ capital city.
The package exploded in the early morning. The teenager died at the scene, while the woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Austin police. Authorities say the woman was in her 40s, but police have released no other details about the couple or the explosion.
Researchers are trying to determine whether the explosion is linked to a similar blast death of a 39-year-old man on 2 March. The explosion occurred about 12 miles (19 km) north of Monday’s blast. Both explosions occurred in the early hours of the morning.
The police investigated the earlier explosion as a suspicious death. Austin police deployed a blast team, in coordination with the federal explosive researchers and spoke with “multiple witnesses.” At the time, police said that they believed it to be an isolated incident.
The FBI is helping Austin police in the investigation.