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BREAKING: Two More Men Seriously Harmed From Exploding Packages In Austin, One Day After SXSW Cancels The Roots & More

The incidents of exploding packages around the city of Austin are still occurring, and the latest has injured more people just one day after SXSW cancelled The Roots and several planned concerts after bomb threats. Full story inside...

UPDATE: The two victims of the latest attack are white males, according to CNN.


Two men have been rushed to the hospital with serious, but non life threatening life injuries in yet another explosion in Austin, Texas Sunday night.

Over the last few weeks, incidents of exploding packages being delivered to Austin area homes have been happening at an alarming rate.  Police have been treating the sometimes fatal incidents as possible hate crimes as the victims have been black or hispanic.  What's REALLY going on?!

Information about Sunday's victims has not yet been released.


While there is no word yet if this is related to three previous explosions that happened earlier this month that killed two and injured two, authorities are treating the incident with an abundance of caution. 

Dawn Song residents have been ordered not to leave their homes until daylight.  Schools will also be delayed for two hours tomorrow.

ABC 7 News reports:

APD Chief Brian Manley says residents within half mile radius of Dawn Song Drive are advised to stay inside or avoid the area until daylight, and that police are investigating a second item--a backpack--found in the neighborhood.

The FBI and ATF are on the scene to assist in the investigation.

An emergency alert also just went out to many phones of people in Austin to stay inside:

Austin police's Chief Manley says his department, as well as the FBI and other groups, are offering a combined $110,000 reward for any information surrounding these exploding packages.  He just gave a brief update on the current situation, urging everyone to stay inside as they investigate a suspicious backpack:

No other updates will be given until the morning.

The popular SXSW (South by Southwest) festival is currently going down in the southern city as well.  Festival organizers and sponsors have been cancelling concerts left and right all weekend due to bomb threats.  The Roots' big concert was cancelled Saturday night before the perp making a bomb threat to their particular show was actually caught.


Just Warming Up. tonight’s show with @theroots will be #legendary.

A post shared by @ ludacris on


Ludacris was set to perform during their show, and posted up video from rehearsal right before Saturday's cancellation.

Drummer Questlove even had to check a Twitter follower about being mad about the cancellation:




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