Turbotodd

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Latest Austin Bomb Involved a Trip Wire

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So another bomb went off here in Austin last night.

This one was in the southwest side of Austin, probably about 4 miles due southwest of where I live just south of downtown.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said this morning that Sunday night’s bomb, which injured two men in their twenties, was triggered by a trip wire and thus "showing a different level of skill above what we were already concerned that this suspect or suspects may possess."

Investigators indicated the device was made to blend in with the surroundings.

They are still investigating whether the blast was a copy cat of the March 2 and March 12 bombings, or the same person. They will not be able to make that determination until they can more closely reveal the kind of shrapnel that was used in the explosive device, although initial reports last night suggested there were nails used in this latest bomb.

In this latest case, the two victims were Anglo males, according to Chief Manley, which, were the bomb made by the same perpetrator, could start to throw into question that these incidents are hate crimes.

If it is the same perp for this latest bomb, they’ve clearly upped the ante with the trip wire.

Now, don’t pick up strange packages whose provenance you don’t know off your front porch, AND watch out for trip wires.

Written by turbotodd

March 19, 2018 at 9:25 am

Posted in 2018, austin, terrorism

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  1. FYI,

    UPS / FedEx / USPS – offer FREE service to inform you when have packages on their way, even if you don’t know they were sent to you (great when you spouse orders something from Amazon you don’t know about). It is a great service from each of them. Plus, Amazon does the same thing and since they are delivering their own packages, you can definitely be informed.

    Clint Potts

    March 19, 2018 at 9:55 am


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