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1 dead, 1 injured after explosion in Austin

1 dead, 1 injured after explosion in Austin

Austin police are responding to reports of a package that exploded at a home in east Austin Monday.

About 6:45 a.m., first responders were sent to a 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive in northeast Austin to investigate the explosion.

ABC affiliate KVUE reported that a male teenager who has not been publicly identified was reported dead on the scene and a woman in her 40s was transported to a nearby hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

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This is the second deadly package explosion in the past 10 days in Austin. Police said they are investigating that case as a suspicious death.

Just a week ago, a similar incident occurred in North Austin, killing one man. Anthony Stephan House was critically injured in the explosion on his front porch around 6:55 a.m. March 2, on the 1100 block of Haverford Drive, which is about 12 miles away from Oldfort Hill Drive neighborhood.

According to KVUE Reporter Tony Plohetski, officials said they will try to determine the similarities between the two recent blasts, including how the packages were wrapped and the type of device.


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