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USA: Austin police urge residents to stay in their homes after fourth explosion01:29

USA: Austin police urge residents to stay in their homes after fourth explosion

United States, Austin
March 19, 2018 at 06:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Austin Police Department is investigating an explosion that happened in a residential area of Texas' capital and left two people injured, on Monday.

"Given the darkness, we have not really had the opportunity to really look at this blast site to determine what has happened," said Austin police chief Brian Manley at a press conference, adding "It’s obvious there’s been an explosion; it’s obvious it caused significant injuries to two people, and it is important right now for anyone in the neighborhood behind us to remain inside and give us time to work through this."

The incident followed three package bombs that exploded in Austin in the last 10 days, killing two African Americans. According to police, racism has not been ruled out as a motive.

So far, the connection between the latest blast and the previous explosions has not been confirmed. However, Brian Manley urged the residents not to touch any unknown objects and stay in their homes.

Mandatory Credit: Austin Police Department

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The Austin Police Department is investigating an explosion that happened in a residential area of Texas' capital and left two people injured, on Monday.

"Given the darkness, we have not really had the opportunity to really look at this blast site to determine what has happened," said Austin police chief Brian Manley at a press conference, adding "It’s obvious there’s been an explosion; it’s obvious it caused significant injuries to two people, and it is important right now for anyone in the neighborhood behind us to remain inside and give us time to work through this."

The incident followed three package bombs that exploded in Austin in the last 10 days, killing two African Americans. According to police, racism has not been ruled out as a motive.

So far, the connection between the latest blast and the previous explosions has not been confirmed. However, Brian Manley urged the residents not to touch any unknown objects and stay in their homes.

Mandatory Credit: Austin Police Department

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