What we know about the Austin bombings

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – Five explosions in three weeks. Two people are dead and the Austin Police Department, as well as several federal agencies, are working around the clock to determine who is responsible and what the motive might be. Authorities are currently working under the theory that all the explosions are connected.

Here’s a look at each explosion and the victims in each case.First Explosion

  • Date: Friday, March 2
  • Time: 6:55 a.m.
  • Location: 1112 Haverford Dr. (northeast Austin)
  • Deceased victim: Anthony Stephan House, 39, black male
  • What: A device in the form of a package detonated on House’s front porch. He died a short time later at the hospital.

Second Explosion

  • Date: Monday, March 12
  • Time: 6:44 a.m.
  • Location: 4806 Oldfort Hill Dr. (east Austin)
  • Deceased victim: 17-year-old Draylen Mason, black male.
  • Injured victim: Woman in her 40s — she is the 17-year-old’s mother.
  • What: The package was brought inside the home, where it exploded in the kitchen.

Third Explosion

Fourth Explosion

  • Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive (Travis Country neighborhood)
  • Injured victims: 22 and 23-year-old white males
  • What: The device was attached to a tripwire, which is different than the three packages in the previous bombings.

Fifth Explosion

  • Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 a.m.
  • Location: FedEx ground sorting facility located in Schertz, Texas (approximately 75 miles south of Austin)
  • Injured victim: One female worker (reported her ears were ringing, she was checked onsite and released)
  • What: The FedEx package was shipped from Austin and bound for an Austin address when it exploded at the Schertz ground sorting facility. The package was moving on a conveyer belt when it detonated. Authorities believe the package was sent from the FedEx shipping store on Brodie Lane in Austin. FedEx confirms the person responsible sent two packages — the second package that did not detonate has been turned over to law enforcement.
  • Other: On the same day, around 6:19 a.m., Austin police responded to a suspicious package at the FedEx facility in southeast Austin.

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