Teen killed, woman hurt when package explodes at Texas home

1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Austin home explosion

Exploding packages have killed two people this month in Austin | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Austin police warned the community to be "concerned" on Monday after two deadly package explosions at residences within two weeks of each other appeared to be related.

ABC affiliate KVUE reported that a male teenager who has not been publicly identified was reported dead on the scene and a woman in her 40s was transported to a nearby hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The FBI and ATF are assisting the Austin Police Department with the case, which is being investigated as a homicide.

Police said that the initial evidence and descriptions of the packages in both cases were similar but did not provide specifics on the appearance of the package.

Police say their investigation of deadly package bombings at two Austin homes will try to determine if a hate crime was involved because the victims in both cases were black.

According to police, one of the two residents found a package early Monday that had been placed overnight on their front doorstep.

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In the package explosion on March 2, Austin police responded to a home in the 1100 block of Haverford Drive around 6:55 a.m.

Police said people can call 911 if they believe they have received a suspicious or unexpected package left at their homes.

A teenager was killed and a woman was seriously injured when a package exploded at a home in Austin on Monday, marking the second such explosion this month at a home in Texas' capital city.

Both packages were not delivered via any mail services and both homes are those of African Americans.

Manley said the Monday blast had similarities to an explosion in a different Austin neighborhood that killed a man on March 2.

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