Suspicious Packages exploding all over Austin!

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Breaking! Hopefully they catch those responsible!

KVUE REPORTS

Austin police and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services are responding to a second reported explosion in the Austin-area Monday, and now the Mayor of Austin and the Austin police chief are warning residents not to open suspicious packages.

Police said the latest explosion was reported in the 6700 block of Galindo Street, near East Riverside Drive and Montopolis Drive, just before noon.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley is headed to the scene and will work with the FBI and ATF National Response Team.

Chief Manley tweeted that if you receive a package that you are not expecting, “DO NOT open it,” and instead call 911 immediately

According to KVUE Reporter Christy Millweard, Austin police are evacuating neighbors from the area and attempting to keep it clear.

This is the second reported explosion in Austin Monday, March 12. The first happened in Central East Austin at a home where a suspicious package was left on the doorstep of a single-family residence. A 17-year-old boy was killed, and a woman in her 40s was injured. Police are investigating whether or not the explosion is linked to another deadly home explosion on March 2 when a man was killed. Police are investigating both cases as homicides.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler reinforced Manley’s sentiments in a tweet warning residents to be cautious about suspicious…

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