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Fourth package bomb explosion reported at Fed Ex distribution center near San Antonio

March 20, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Fourth package bomb explosion reported at Fed Ex distribution center near San Antonio

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Texas authorities say a package bomb left at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, located outside San Antonio, detonated injuring 1 person shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Officials said a FedEx employee sustained “percussion-type” non-life-threatening injuries from the explosion.

The FBI and ATF have arrived at the scene.

Sources told Fox San Antonio that the package bomb was filled with shrapnel consisting of nails and other pieces of metal.

FBI agents said the latest package bomb is likely connected to several other explosions from a serial bomber who has terrorized Austin in recent weeks.

Federal and state authorities said Sunday night’s explosion in southwest Austin, which wounded two men was detonated along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire, indicating a “higher level of sophistication” seen in the three previous package bombs, which killed two victims and injured another four.

Investigators haven’t identified the latest victims in Sunday’s blast.

However, local resident William Grote told the Associated Press that his grandson was one of two men wounded.

Both men remain hospitalized with seerious injuries.

Grote said the bomb was triggered by an apperant trip wire which left what appeared to be nails embedded in the knees of his grandson.

Law enforcement officials said victims appear to be random, rather than targeted individuals.

Authorities don’t appear closer to identifying possible suspects.

Schertz is located 73 miles from Austin.

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