Sixth Texas parcel bomb blast leaves U.S. investigators baffled
The series of parcel bombs in Texas that have killed two people and put residents on edge escalated on Tuesday (March 20) with two more incidents, a bomb that exploded at a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio and one that was discovered before it detonated.
A third explosion Tuesday evening in Austin was not a package bomb and officials said it did not appear to be related to the other incidents.
The latest cluster of booby-trapped packages brought to six the number of explosive devices – five that detonated – that have come under investigation in Texas this month as the work of a possible serial bomber.
Baffled investigators have taken the extraordinary step of making public appeals asking that whoever is responsible to at least come forward with a demand or an explanation.