Deadly package bombings in Austin likely related, police chief says

Police said they have reclassified that investigation as a homicide, and can not rule out that the two explosions aren't related.

Austin police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference Monday that the U.S. Postal Service does not have a record of delivering a package to the Austin home where the explosion occurred Monday.

An Austin TV station reported that the Monday explosion happened shortly before 7 a.m.at a location about 11 miles from the March 2 explosion.

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Austin, Texas police are responding to reports of a package that exploded at a home in east Austin Monday.

Manley said investigators know what kind of explosive device was used, but police are not revealing details in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation.

Austin Fire, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the FBI are assisting with the investigation.

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It was the second deadly explosion at an Austin home in just the last two weeks.

The surviving woman's injuries are potentially life-threatening, according to CBS Austin.

According to EMS officials, no one else was injured, and they ask that the public remain clear of the neighborhood north of Martin Luther King Boulevard near Springdale Road.

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Monday's explosion follows a deadly explosion at a home in Northeast Austin on Friday, March 2. Police have classified the incident as a suspicious death. Police say the woman is in her 40s, but they haven't released any other information.

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