Dallas police are telling people not to open any unexpected packages in the wake of a series of deadly package bombings in Austin.
The explosions, two of which occurred on Monday, have killed two people and injured two others in Austin and are all believed to be connected.
Police emphasized there have been no credible threats in Dallas, but warned people to be cautious of any unexpected or unusual package on their doorstep and to call 911 if there’s something suspicious.
“Considering recent events which have occurred in Austin, TX, it is understandable that the citizens of Dallas may have concerns regarding packages left at their homes,” Dallas police said in a statement.
The three bombings took place within just a few miles of each other on the eastern side of Austin. Authorities are looking into whether race was a factor because all of the victims were minorities.
The first bombing on march 2 killed Anthony House, 39. A 17-year-old boy was killed and a woman injured at one home early Monday. Just hours later, a 75-year-old woman was critically hurt handling a package at her home.
FBI agents from Dallas are now joining agents from Austin and San Antonio in the investigation. Investigators know the type of explosives used, how the IED devices were put together, packaged and delivered. They believe all of the explosive packages were made by the same person, but they don't know why.