East Austin Package Explosion Kills Teen, Injures Woman


One person is dead and another has potential life-threatening injuries following an explosion at a home in Austin early Monday morning, KTBC reports.

The incident happened at about 6:44 a.m. CT on Monday when emergency services were called to a residence in the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive, which is located in the northeast of Austin.

A teenager was killed and a woman was injured after a package exploded at an Austin home on March 12, 2017.

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. Investigators are looking into any connection between the two. A 39-year-old man was killed on March 2 after a device went off on his front porch.

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Police said at the time they believed the Haverford Drive explosion was an isolated incident.

The deadly explosion comes just over a week after a package bomb exploded at a residence about 8.5 miles (13.6 kilometers) north of Tuesday's blast.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.