The Latest: Police to consider whether race factored into the bombing

AUSTIN, Texas – The Latest on the deadly package bombing in Austin, Texas (all times local):

11:35 pm

Police say their investigation into a deadly package bombings at two Austin homes will try to determine whether a hate crime was involved, because the victims in both cases were black.

The police Brian Manley said Monday that the researchers hope to gather surveillance video from nearby homes to the identification of a suspect.

He says that there is currently no other evidence that a hate crime than the victims’ race.

He says that the package that exploded Monday and the one that exploded on March 2, was left on the front doorsteps and were not provided by an e-mail service.

A 17-year-old boy was killed in the Monday of the explosion and a woman injured. Authorities said the woman’s injuries were life-threatening, but Manley says that they will survive.

A 39-year-old man was killed in the March 2 attack.


11 hours

The authorities say that a package that exploded in an Austin home, killing a teenager and injuring a woman, is linked to a deadly package sent to a different home in Texas’ capital city earlier this month, because they were both left on the front door and not delivered by an e-mail service.

Austin police chief Brian Manley said at a press conference on Monday that the U. S. Postal Service does not have a record of delivering a package to the Austin house where the explosion occurred Monday.

He says that the package was in the kitchen where it explodes, killing a 17-year-old boy and the wounding of the woman.

The FBI is helping Austin police in the investigation.


9:30 pm

A teenager has died and a woman seriously injured after a package exploded at a house in Austin, the highlight of the second explosion, this month in a house in Texas’ capital city.

The package exploded early Monday. Police say the teen died at the scene, while the woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The police says the woman was in her 40s, but they are still not released any other information.

The authorities examine whether the explosion is linked to a similar explosion on March 2 death of a 39-year-old man. Both explosions occurred in the early hours of the morning.

The police are investigating this incident as a suspicious death. The researchers have not released information about the device or the possible suspects.

The FBI is helping Austin police in the investigation.

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