1 injured by ‘incendiary device’ not connected to previous Austin blasts

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Emergency crews responded to a reported package explosion on Brodie Lane at Slaughter Lane in Austin Tuesday evening.

Police later said an incendiary device, not package bomb, exploded at an Austin Goodwill store and wasn’t related to prior bombings. CBS News later reported the device was similar to a flare.

Also Tuesday evening, the FBI confirmed packages found at two separate FedEx facilities in the Austin/San Antonio area Tuesday are connected to the four previous package explosions that occurred between March 2 and March 18 in Austin, Texas.


The Austin Fire Department says the most-recent call came in at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a hazmat situation.  One person was injured. 

Crews are currently working to set up a perimeter. Traffic on Brodie Lane will be impacted. People are being asked to avoid the area. 


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