National, News — March 12, 2018 at 9:39 pm

Texas package bombing causes stir


A package bomb that was deadly exploded earlier today in Austin, Texas, injuring a 75-year-old hispanic woman. With this recent package bomb, it makes it the third package bomb in the last month to occur.

It is believed by investigators that the bomb that exploded on March 12 is connected to the package explosion that occurred 10 days ago on March 2. As a result of the explosion on March 2, it was more powerful in that it killed a 17-year-old boy and caused injury to a woman that was in her 40s. Additionally, the package also killed a 39-year-old man which occurred in another area.

As a result of the third bombing that happened today, the governor of Texas released a statement that he will be giving away a $15,000 reward for anyone who has information regarding who may be responsible for the exploding packages.

Governor Greg Abbott has been offering this reward for the last 10 days and told the Police Department that he will try to help as much as he can to assist in completing the investigation and making it a success.

“Local, state and federal law enforcement officials are working diligently to find those responsible for these heinous crimes,” Abbott said.

If you have any tips on who may be the suspect in committing these problems through the U.S. Postal Service via package bombs, folks are encouraged to call 1-800-252-8477, text “DPS” to 274637, visiting the Texas Crime Stoppers website and by downloading the DPS smartphone application.

More information will be released as it becomes available and be sure to watch UTVS News weekdays at 4:30 p.m. for updates and call the UTVS News Tip Line for any news insight at (320) 308 – UTVS.

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