'Nails And Shrapnel': Package Bomb Explodes In Texas FedEx Facility

Ruben Ruiz
March 21, 2018

A homemade package bomb exploded on Tuesday at a FedEx Corp distribution center near the U.S. city of San Antonio, Texas, wounding one employee.

FedEx, in a statement released Tuesday afternoon about the explosion at its facility in Schertz, said it had "confirmed that the individual responsible also shipped a second package that has now been secured and turned over to law enforcement".

A fifth bomb detonated Tuesday morning at a Fed Ex facility in Texas, slightly injuring one person.

Anthony Stephan House, one of the bombing victims in Austin, Texas, is seen in this undated photo. A note that the package is "Personal!" or confidential or has no return address should be red flags, too. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents say that the bomb and the previous attacks in Austin are likely linked by a suspected serial bomber.

The PGA's Dell Technologies Match Play tournament is scheduled to begin in Austin on Wednesday, and dozens of the world's top golfers were to begin arriving. "We will respond", Manley said. They were not taken to the hospital, the official said.

The package exploded around 12:25 a.m. local time and injured one employee, according to the Associated Press, who "apparently suffered a non-life-threatening "percussion-type" injury from the blast".

A parcel bomb containing nails exploded at a distribution centre in Texas this morning, two days after the latest in a string of homemade bombings that have left two people dead.

Special Agent Michelle Lee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in San Antonio says she has no confirmed reports of any injuries in the blast.

FedEx is "working closely with law enforcement in their investigation", McCluskey said. Manley asked any neighbors with security camera footage to call police.

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In Austin, authorities have been combing for clues to the four explosions there, the first three of which involved cardboard packages left in front yards or porches.

The most recent Austin blast seriously wounded two men Sunday in a quiet southwest neighborhood of the Texas capital. Those victims are expected to fully recover.

It is unclear whether the latest explosion was related to the four in Austin that have killed two people and injured four others over the past two weeks.

The second blast came more than a week later, on the morning of March 12, killing 17-year-old Draylen Mason.

All of the cardboard packages were hand-delivered, not sent through the mail, and the bombs were built with household items available at hardware stores.

Police said they "hope" this is an isolated incident and do not yet know if it is connected to the Austin bombings.

The first of the four explosions took place in east Austin.

Police had only said that the explosives are sophisticated and could have been driven by racial bias but cautioned that this was just an early theory.

The blast comes as authorities search for answers to a series of explosions that have rattled Austin.

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