A package bomb went off at a FedEx distribution center on early morning on Tuesday and is being linked to the other four blasts in Austin this month. FBI San Antonia spokeswoman Michelle Lee in a statement said that “It would be silly for us not to admit that we suspect it’s related.”
As per Reuters, the officials didn’t say anything regarding a serial bomber who may be responsible for the four explosions which took place earlier this month that killed two people and injured other six with another person sustaining minor injuries. The fifth blast caused minor injuries to a person who was treated and released at the scene.
The first three parcel bombs were left on the front porch of residential houses and the fourth one was set off by a trip wire. The officials warned that the fifth bomb had a more complicated design. Alcohol, Firearms & Tobacco Agents were there at the scene along with FBI and SWAT and bomb squad teams from the San Antonio Police Department.
Austin Police Chief said after the fifth explosion on Sunday that seriously injured two people, “Clearly, we are dealing with a serial bomber,” “Clearly, we are dealing with a serial bomber,” the chief also mentioned 500 officials from the city, state, and national levels have found “persons of interest”.
Texas governor Greg Abbott said that the state is spending about 265,00$ to find the perpetrator of the crimes. In a statement given to AP, he said “I want to ensure everyone in the Austin region and the entire state that Texas is committed to providing every resource necessary to make sure these crimes are solved as quickly as possible. I offer my sincere thanks to law enforcement at the local, state and federal level for their efforts to ensure that those responsible for these attacks are apprehended and brought to justice.”