Package explodes at FedEx facility in Texas


According to reports by the Washington Post, a package believed to be destined for Austin exploded at a FedEx facility in Texas, early on Tuesday.

The San Antonio Texas Fire Department said one person suffered a “percussion-type” injury from the blast at the facility in Schertz, just northeast of San Antonio, sometime around 1 a.m. The injury was not believed to be life-threatening.

Police are investigating whether the explosion is related to four other explosions this month in Austin, killing two people and injuring others. Authorities believe they are the work of a “serial bomber”.

Parcel bombs have been detected before in plots attempting to use delivery services such as FedEx. In 2010, two packages containing explosives and a detonating mechanism were found during transit on two cargo flights bound for the United States. One was discovered in Dubai, and the other at East Midlands Airport in the UK.

Source: Washington Post

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