Third package bomb in nine days rocks Austin

Austin Police said they received a call about the first explosion in a neighborhood on the northeast side of the city around 6:45 a.m., after the 17-year-old resident found a package on the front step, brought it inside, and opened it in the kitchen where it exploded.

“It is very similar to the incident that occurred in Austin on March 2,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters…

But just minutes after Manley’s news conference finished, a separate explosion was reported around 11:49 a.m. in the Montopolis neighborhood, located southeast of downtown Austin. That blast left a woman in her 70’s with “life-threatening” injuries, officials said. The Austin-Travis County EMS said on Twitter a second woman in her 80’s was being treated for an “unrelated medical issue.”