Are the Austin, Texas bombings race related?

The scene of a deadly package bomb explosion in East Austin

He says that package was brought into the kitchen where it detonated, killing a 17-year-old boy and injuring the woman.

She is a 75-year-old woman and is listed in critical but stable condition, Manley said.

The twin bombings followed an initial blast on March 2, when a 39-year-old man was killed - also after opening a parcel bomb.

"If you receive a package that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, DO NOT open it", Manley said on Twitter. Per CNN, Austin Police have determined that the targeted properties are all owned by African-Americans, and they're therefore trying to determine whether these are a hate crimes. "We are conducting a thorough investigation to rule that out".

Police were processing the scene at the first Monday explosion when the second occurred. "They're not exceptionally large". They were left on doorsteps without a knock or ringing of doorbells.

The explosions took place just as Austin hosts is South by Southwest music, film and technology festival. Manley urged visitors to "be aware of what's going on".

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who planted the bombs. A 70-year-old woman was injured in that blast. Additional security measures were taken in the aftermath, including additional policing, tougher security checks and brighter street lighting, among others.

"Upon arrival... what we found was an explosion had occurred inside the residence".

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The explosion at Oldfort Hill Drive was reported by neighbors at 6:44 a.m., and the police and emergency services personnel arrived shortly after, Chief Manley said. After the attack, officials in hazardous materials suits came and went regularly.

Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed on March 2 when a package blew up at his home just 11 miles away from Monday's incident.

Police are investigating that incident as a suspicious death.

Monday's second explosion - the cause of which was still being investigated - happened in the Montopolis neighbourhood, near the airport and about 5 miles south of the day's first blast. Her injuries are considered life threatening. "I don't even want to leave my daughter no more".

"There was a disgusting screaming".

Authorities are not releasing any details about the devices but said they know what type of explosives were used.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms said a national response team would join Austin police in the investigation.

Austin's police chief says package bombs caused both explosions in Texas' capital city on Monday, making it three this month. The first two packages were left at the homes of black residents, while Manley described the septuagenarian victim of the third blast as a Hispanic woman.

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