Package headed to Austin explodes at Texas FedEx facility early today

March 20, 2018 - A package destined for an address in Austin exploded inside a FedEx distribution facility outside San Antonio early Tuesday, the company confirmed in a statement.

The package detonated around 12:25 a.m. at the facility in Schertz, Texas. Sources said the package was moving from an elevated conveyor belt to a lower section when it exploded.

While it's still early in the investigation, Special Agent Michelle Lee of the FBI in San Antonio says "it would be silly for us not to admit that we suspect it's related"to this month's serial bombings in Austin.

Law enforcement officials said those packages, that have so far killed two people and injured six others,  have been placed by hand.

ABC-13 WSET has more on the story and a statement from the Austin police chief HERE.


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