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Posted: March 19, 2018

Map shows location of 4 Austin bombs

What You Need to Know: Austin Package Explosions

By Amanda O'Donnell, Austin American-Statesman

The fourth explosion in Austin this month sent two men to the hospital with serious injuries Sunday night

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The explosion follows three similar incidents, one on March 2 that killed 39-year-old Anthony House, and two on March 12 that killed 17-year-old Draylen Mason and injured two others. The first three explosions were all package bombs.

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Police said they are operating under the assumption that the four blasts are connected, although interim Police Chief Brian Manley said it is possible Sunday’s explosion was triggered by a trip-wire

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The map below details the location of the four explosions:

Austin Bombings

Sunday’s explosion is the first to occur west of Interstate 35. 

Residents of the Southwest Austin neighborhood where Sunday’s bomb detonated were urged to stay inside their homes until 10 a.m. Monday per an emergency alert. Police activity in the area has impacted school start times and bus routes. 

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Follow along with the American-Statesman’s full coverage of the bombings here.

Eric Gay/AP
Police continue to restrict access to the neighborhood at the site of Sunday's explosion, early Monday, March 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Multiple people were injured in the explosion Sunday night, and police warned nearby residents to remain indoors overnight as investigators looked for possible links to other package bombings elsewhere in the city this month. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


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