Yet another explosion has rocked Austin just hours after the police chief urged the suspects to come out of hiding and surrender to the police. According to various sources, the second explosion in Austin, which took place on Sunday, March 28, has already seen two injured people. Fatalities, however, are yet to be reported.
According to a tweet from The Austin-Travis Country Emergency Medical Service, there was a "critical incident" at Dawn Song Drive in Austin on Sunday night. The tweet also revealed that two males, possibly in their 20s, received serious injuries due to the blast.
Officials from the FBI gather at the site of the explosion in Austin, Texas.
Source: Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP
According to ABC News, which spoke to multiple sources about the incident, the investigation has also seen the involvement of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
APD responding to Bomb Hotshot call in the 4800 block of Dawn Song Dr. Two male patients transported with unknown injuries. Please avoid the area. Media staging area is 4635 SW Pkwy, corner of SW Pkwy and Boston Ln. APD PIO
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 19, 2018
The FBI's office in San Antonio announced earlier today that the reward for providing information related to the blast has been increased to $100,000.
Austin's police chief said at a news conference,
We hope this person or persons is watching. We hope you will reach out to us before anyone else is injured or anyone else is killed out of this event.
He also revealed during the conference that the three package bombings that were responsible for the death of two people "were meant to send a message."
#HappeningNow #FBI, @Austin_Police and @ATFHou announce reward increased to $100,000 for info leading to arrest & conviction of person(s) responsible for #packagebombmurders. pic.twitter.com/xJMfatFtzP
— FBI SanAntonio (@FBISanAntonio) March 18, 2018
Two people have been injured in the bombings this month. While two others have died. The dead are Draylen Mason, 17, and Anthony Stephan House, 39.