'Higher sophistication level'
Fifth package bomb reported in Texas

Package bomb explodes in Texas outside San Antonio, the fifth bombing this month. Officials say explosion likely linked to 'serial bomber'.

Mordechai Sones,

Austin police block off FedEx facility
Austin police block off FedEx facility
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The Texas Tribune reports a fifth package has exploded in Texas, this one at a FedEx facility in Schertz, near San Antonio. CBS News quotes federal officials calling it “more than possible” that the explosion is linked to the prior ones in Austin.

The package was believed to have been bound for Austin when it exploded at the FedEx facility. Austin, Texas has seen four bombings this month. Police believe the attacks are related. It is not known when the package entered the system or where in Austin it was headed. The Washington Post has reported that one person was treated by medical teams at the scene and then released.

Two people have been killed by the March explosions and four others have been seriously injured.

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The most recent Austin bombing occurred Sunday night and appeared to have been set off by a tripwire mechanism.

"We are clearly dealing with what we expect to be a serial bomber," said Brian Manley, Austin's interim police chief, at a Monday press conference. "The belief that we are dealing with someone who is using trip wires shows a higher level of sophistication, a higher level of skill.”

Investigators said they didn’t know the motive for the attacks, according to the Tribune.

FBI arrives to explosion scene, Austin, Texas
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