A fourth package bomb placed in Austin, Texas in the last three weeks went off Sunday, injuring two people in their 20s, according to interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. The incident adds another attack to a disturbing string of package bomb attacks that have brought terror to the city.
The Latest Bomb Was Seemingly Set Off Using A Trip Wire
Unlike previous incidents, Sunday’s bomb was reportedly left on the side of the road, rather than on a doorstep, and was seemingly set off after two young bikers triggered an explosion my touching a trip wire of some sort, according to The Washington Post.
They sustained serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
Police say they believe Sunday’s bombing is connected to the three other bombings that have recently rocked Austin.
A Total Of Four Packages Have Exploded Across The City, Leaving Two Dead
Last Monday, 75-year-old Esperanza Herrera was seriously injured after picking up a package that was left outside her home, but addressed for somewhere else. Police Chief Brian Manley said “she was significantly injured[.]”