Two Injured Sunday Night in Austin, Texas Explosion, Authorities Say

Two men were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after an explosion in southwest Austin, Texas, on Sunday evening, authorities said.  Police were called to the scene at 8:32 p.m., in a city that has been rattled by a series of blasts.5aaf305ddda4c8ee038b45b9
The two injured men were in their 20s and taken to South Austin Medical Center, according to an Austin EMS tweet.  Police and the FBI responded to the scene Sunday. There was a second item, a backpack that police were clearing, said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.
“It’s obvious an explosion has occurred,” he said at a late Sunday briefing.
The latest explosion comes less than a week after police said three package explosions that happened over 10 days were connected. Those explosions killed a man and a teenager, and injured two other people.
“Do not touch any packages or anything that looks like a package. Do not even go near it at this time,” Manley told residents. “Given the darkness we have not had an opportunity to really look at this blast site to determine what has happened.”
The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the three explosions increased to a total of $115,000, authorities had announced earlier Sunday. Officials have urged residents to call in with tips to the police department, even if the information is seemingly “inconsequential.”
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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