Austin package explosion leaves teen dead, woman hurt

FBI agents can be seen in an Austin neighborhood after an explosion at a home left a teenager dead and a woman injured. (FOX 7)

A teenager was killed and a woman was seriously hurt after a package exploded at an Austin home early Monday in a blast similar to another deadly incident nearly two weeks ago in Texas’ capital city, officials said.

Austin Police said they received a call about the explosion in a neighborhood on the northwest side of the city around 6:45 a.m., after the 17-year-old resident found a package on the front step, brought it inside, and opened it in the kitchen where it exploded.

“It is very similar to the incident that occured in Austin on March 2,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters.



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