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Authorities Find Sixth Bomb At Southeast Austin FedEx Facility

March 20, 2018 - 5:08 am
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Update: 5:00 p.m.

According to the Austin-American Statesman, a package found at a FedEx facility in Southeast Austin is a bomb. 

According to U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, the person that sent the bomb that exploded earlier Tuesday at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz is responsible for the bomb found at a FedEx facility near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Both packages are believed to have been sent from a FedEx facility in the Southwest Austin suburb of Sunset Valley, the American-Statesman reports. 

This is now the sixth confirmed bomb in the Austin and San Antonio areas. 

Authorities wouldn't confirm where the packages were heading. 

Update: 11:00 a.m.

The FBI is investigating a confirmed link between the packages involved in the Austin bombing investigation at a mail delivery office in the Sunset Valley area of Austin. An email from the City of Sunset Valley says the FBI is on the scene at a mail delivery office on Brodie Lane investigating.

The San Antonio police chief originally confirmed a second explosive device had been found at FedEx facility, however, they later said they misspoke and their was only the original exploding package at their facility

In a statement released Tuesday describing what transpired at the ground facility, FedEX contradicted that report and said that a second package that had been shipped out by the suspect has been secured and turned over to law enforcement. 

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Federal agents are at a Fed-Ex center rocked by an explosion near San Antonio this morning. 

The San Antonio Fire Department says a package bomb exploded at a FedEx distribution center just after midnight inside the facility located in Schertz.

At least one person was injured. 

Law Enforcement source tells CBS News package that exploded at FedEx facility originated from Austin and was being sent to an Austin address. The package was on an automated conveyor belt when it exploded. About 75 people were on duty at the time.

Agents from the FBI and ATF were immediately called in but couldn't add much info. 

The FBI says it's "more than possible" the blast is linked to the recent ones in Austin, but they can't confirm that at this time. 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tells 1080 KRLD he belives the packages are coming from a 'serial bomber.' 

Authorities also couldn't confirm where the package was heading in Austin. 

San Antonio Fire-Rescue says the package contained nails and other pieces of shrapnel. 

Austin's Police Chief Brian Manley says they are working closely with investigators in Schertz and he repeated calls for the community to remain vigilant. He says people should not touch or open unexpected packages.