Bombs Should Be Illegal… Oh, They Are
Two injured in Austin explosion last night as part of a string of mail bombs. Lefties are left puzzled on how to protest. Bombs are already illegal!
Local authorities are now working with federal authorities including the FBI to investigate a string of bombs that have been set off in the Texan capital.
Last Night in Austin
Around 8:30pm local time last night, a bomb went off in a suburban neighborhood. Investigators were unable to confirm any cause to the media. and two people on bicycles were injured.
This morning, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the trouble they’re having with identifying the why and how:
“If this explosion was the result of a bomb using trip wire technology, that is showing a different level of skill above that we were already concerned that this suspect or suspects may possess.”
That is, they don’t know squat.
The Chief went on to suggest that last night’s bomb was likely set off by a trip wire. He said that the cyclists likely tripped a wire that caused the bomb to explode, instead of someone hiding behind the bushes waiting to press a button as the two wheeled past.
New Warning for Residents
A press conference held late after the blast had a very tired looking Chief Manley explain that law enforcement were working “under the belief” that the cyclists’ explosion was related to three previous bombs. Now, the cops have an epidemic of mysterious, aimless bombs on their hands:
“That changes things, in that our safety message to this point has been involving the handling of packages and telling communities ‘do not handle packages, do not pick up packages, do not disturb packages.”
Now, the police are no longer able to guarantee safety. Even cyclists enjoying the 68° evenings are under threat. They went on to ask anyone within a half-mile radius of the blast to stay in their homes until the scene could be properly cleared up. The police are due to give another press conference shortly, at 10am local time.
Last night, an alert was sent out to local residents warning them to stay inside until further instructions can be given at the upcoming press conference.
Just got this alert on my phone in Austin— pic.twitter.com/zQsf9odoTG
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) March 19, 2018
Types of Bombs Used
The two men, both in their 20s who were cycling were treated at a local medical center. One of them men had nails embedded in his leg.
Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler said after the incident that the recent explosions have been “horrific.”
The first explosion took place on March 2nd and killed a 39-year-old male at his home in northwest Austin. Two more packages were detonated on March 12th, killing a 17-year-old male and injuring his mother. The second bomb injured a 75-year-old woman.
Authorities confirm that the packages had not gone through the regular post or through private couriers but were apparently left on doorsteps overnight.
Victims of Different Races
The victims of the first three bombs were black or Hispanic, but last night’s bomb injured two white males, so law enforcement are unable to say for certain that the crimes are racially motivated, but they are not ruling out motives just yet.
Before last night’s explosion, police confirmed that more than 500 officers had conducted more than 230 interviews relating to the case. They have 435 leads and have hiked the reward for information leading to arrest from $50,000 to $115,000.
More from Texas
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Sources: Fox News