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The person responsible for a series of attacks in Texas this month, is “very ill”, said President Trump said of the White House on Tuesday as he vowed to ‘ get to the bottom.”
Trump’s comments come on the heels of a package exploding on a FedEx office in Schertz, Texas earlier in the morning and the authorities affect a second Texas FedEx facility, in Austin, due to a report of a suspicious package. There are five blasts in March – four in Austin that killed two people and injured several others.
Authorities say that the package bombs appear to be linked to the Austin explosions.
In San Antonio police chief Bill McManus said at a press conference a different package, that was “loaded with an explosive” was found at the facility outside of San Antonio, making the number of devices since the beginning of the month for a total of six.
In a statement, FedEx said the person responsible for the package that explodes in the training room is also provided in a second package “that is now protected and handed over to the police.”
ATF agents investigate the scene at a FedEx distribution center where a package exploded, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Schertz, Texas.
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
“We are grateful that no serious injuries from these criminal activities,” the company said. “We have provided for the enforcement of the law is responsible for this study, extensive evidence related to these packages and the person who delivered them, collected our advanced technology for security systems.”
The president said that the authorities are working hard to find the person, or persons, responsible.
“The bombings in Austin are terrible,” Trump said. “Local, state, federal, work hand-in-hand to get to the bottom of it. This is of course a very, very sick individual – and perhaps individuals. These are sick people, and we will get to the bottom.”
A cop stops a car at a checkpoint in front of a FedEx distribution center where a package exploded, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Schertz, Texas.
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Trump’s comments come as law enforcement appeared to be making progress in bomb probe.
The Sunset Valley Police told Fox News in a statement via e-mail that the FBI has launched an investigation into a “confirmed link” between the packets involved in the Austin bombing survey and mail office in Sunset Valley, Austin, a suburb south of the city centre.
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“It turns out that the source of the suspicious packages is a private package delivery office in Sunset Valley,” the police said in a statement that was also sent to the residents. The department said officers are assisting with traffic control in the area, but at this moment, there are “no known public safety threats for Sunset Valley residents, visitors and shoppers.”
EXPLOSION AT THE FEDEX FACILITY IN TEXAS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR THE CONNECTION OF THE BOMBINGS IN AUSTIN
The report of the suspicious package at the FedEx facility in Austin came in at 6:19 pm, Tuesday, according to Austin police officer Fate Wilson.
Wilson said: “due to the nature of the incident, federal law enforcement partners are investigating the suspicious package. Wilson did not elaborate on what the package contained, but warned the members of the public to report “anything out of the ordinary” to the police.
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The explosion in Schertz, located about 70 miles south of Austin, came a day after authorities said a “serial bomber” is probably responsible for the explosions this month, the last of those two people injured Sunday night after they crossed a trip wire with a fishing line.
The men wounded Sunday night in the explosion in the southwest of the Austin neighborhood of Travis Country, in the age of 22 and 23, are white, in contrast to the victims in the three previous attacks, which were black or Latino. A relative of one of the last bombing victims in Austin, texas, told the AP on Monday, the explosion that showed what appeared to be the nails pasted below are the grandson of the knees.
While the authorities have not yet identified the victims of the Sunday of the explosion, William Large said his grandson, was one of two people injured in the explosion.
Researchers on Monday 19 March 2018, the work on the site of a bomb on the Dawn Song Station in Austin, Texas, that severely injured two men Sunday.
(Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
“And he and his friend were on the bike about a block from their house and one of them was from the curb right in the street. The other was on the sidewalk walking and it was so dark that she could not tell, and she tripped and set off this explosion, didn’t see it,” he told the AP. “It was a wire and blew up.”
Sunday’s explosion was the fourth to rock Austin in less than three weeks. However, the previous three blasts took place on the eastern side of the city.
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The first was a package bomb that exploded at a northeast Austin home on March 2, killing the 39-year-old Anthony Stephen House. Two package bombs then exploded further to the south on March 12, the killing of the 17-year-old Draylen Mason, injuring his mother and injuring a 75-year-old woman.
A map shows the location of each of the four bombings in Austin.
As of Monday, the reward for information leading to an arrest in the deadly explosions has risen to $115,000. Manley said more than 500 officials, including federal agents, are involved in the research.
Austin Police said Tuesday that they have responded to more than 1,200 suspicious calls since March 12.
Fox News’ Shira Bush and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed