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Two Killed by Bombs in Austin

Posted on | March 12, 2018 | No Comments

Obviously, Texas needs stricter bomb-control laws:

A pair of package explosions that left two people dead in Austin, Texas, over the past 10 days share similarities and authorities suspect they are connected, police said.
The latest incident occurred Monday morning; the other on March 2. In both instances, a resident retrieved a package that blew up when it was opened.
Both packages were not delivered via any mail services and both homes are those of African Americans. A 17-year-old boy died Monday and a woman was transported with non-life-threatening injuries. Another male died from his injuries in the March 2 explosion.
Authorities are looking into whether the incidents could be hate crimes, but as of now there is no evidence the victims were targeted because of their race, says the official.

It’s always best to avoid speculation about motives until police have identified a suspect. There have been cases in the past where criminals have used bombs to distract police from their other crimes.