Austin-Bound Package Explodes at FedEx Facility

1 person reportedly suffered a concussion
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2018 5:50 AM CDT
Austin-Bound Package Explodes at FedEx Facility
A package handler arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 16, 2013.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Hours after pleas for information about Austin's serial bomber, a package bound for the city exploded at a FedEx facility near San Antonio, injuring one. The explosion was reported just after midnight Tuesday at the FedEx Ground distribution center in Schertz, 65 miles southwest of Austin. A medium-sized box with an Austin address, containing nails and metal shrapnel, exploded on a conveyor track, reports KSAT, noting a worker suffered a concussion and was treated at the scene. The FBI is investigating and says it's "more than possible" the blast is linked to recent bombings in Austin, which have killed two and injured four, WREG reports. Some $115,000 is offered for information on the alleged bomber, reports the Washington Post. (Read more Austin stories.)

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