Deadly explosion in Austin kills teen, injures woman

Authorities are investigating the scene in East Austin Texas after a teenager was killed and a woman was injured in the second Austin package explosion in the past two weeks Monday

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The FBI told ABC News that it is responding to the reported explosion and assisting Austin police, who are the lead agency handling the situation.

Austin police are investigating a package explosion Monday morning that killed a male teenager and severely injured a woman in her 40s, according to several Austin media outlets.

Emergency personnel from Austin-Travis County EMS, Austin police and fire responded to the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive at 6:44 a.m., EMS officials said.

Authorities are investigating the scene in East Austin Texas after a teenager was killed and a woman was injured in the second Austin package explosion in the past two weeks Monday

Police received a call about the incident just before 6:45 a.m. on Monday.

KVUE also reports that investigators are looking to determine if this explosion may be connected to another deadly explosion in Austin that happened on March 2. Boulevard. The woman has serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. He said that package was brought into the kitchen where it detonated, killing a 17-year-old boy and injuring the woman.

Officials are now warning the community to be aware of suspicious packages found. Police say to not handle any suspicious package found on a front porch, but to instead call 911 so they can inspect it.

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The Austin police chief says both bombings are believed to be linked. Police said they have reclassified that investigation as a homicide, and can not rule out that the two explosions aren't related.

The incident is being investigated by police and federal authorities, as a homicide, the chief said.

It's the second exploding package death in the past 10 days in Austin.

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First responders took 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House to a hospital, but he died from his injuries shortly after the blast. However, they cannot say it's the cause.

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