Package Suspected To Be Austin-bound Explodes At FedEx Facility
A package suspected to be Austin-bound exploded in the early hours of Tuesday, March 20 at a FedEx distribution facility in Texas. This is happening only two days after the latest in a series of blasts in Austin attributed to a serial bomber.
This time the explosion rocked a facility in the town of Schertz, in the San Antonio area. Reports said one employee was injured.
The Washington Post, quoting the FBI, reported that the package had been bound for Austin, the state capital.
One FedEx team member suffered minor injuries when a “single package exploded” at the ground sorting facility, company spokesman Jim McCluskey said Tuesday in a statement. An ATF spokeswoman earlier had said no injuries were reported.
“We are not providing any additional specific information about this package at this time,” McCluskey said.
Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, Lee said there could be a connection with the four Austin explosions, which killed two people and injured four others over 17 days starting March 2.
“We suspect it is related to our investigation,” Lee said.
If the FedEx incident is confirmed to be linked to the Austin blasts, it would represent a new method for the bomber or bombers. None of the four previous explosives was mailed.