Police: Reported 6th Explosion is Not a Bomb

Austin Bombings
AP File Photo: Eric Gay

Police in Austin, Texas, are now saying that the reported sixth explosion is not a bomb. Police tweeted the reported incident was actually an incendiary device and does not appear to be connected to the five previous package bomb explosions that have rocked the city this month.

UPDATE 9:40 p.m.: Austin police press conference:


EMS officials noted they transported a male in his 30s who sustained potentially serious injuries.

Officials originally reported an explosion occurred at the Goodwill store located near the FedEx store where Tuesday morning’s explosive device appears to have been shipped.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, the Austin Fire Department tweeted that it was sending a hazmat task force to a Goodwill store on the city’s south side. The location appears to be very close to the FedEx store where an explosive device was dropped off and later exploded in Schertz, Texas.

Austin police also reported that they are responding to an explosion at the same location.

The Goodwill store is located about 3.5 miles south of the Brodie Lane FedEx store where authorities say the serial bomber shipped two packages, including the one that exploded in Schertz Tuesday morning, KXAN reported.

A spokesperson for Goodwill told KVUE the victim was an employee who was looking through donations when the package exploded, KVUE reported.

Early Tuesday morning, the fifth package bomb linked to the series of explosions that have rocked the Texas capital city blew up at a FedEx processing facility in Schertz, Texas, northeast of San Antonio. In total, ffive bomb explosions have killed two people and injured five others.

Officials with the Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) tweeted they transported a man in this 30s with “potentially serious, not expected to be life-threatening injuries to St. Davids South Austin Hospital.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTXGab, and Facebook.


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.