BREAKING: Third explosion in Austin during SXSW; teen boy and adult male killed in previous explosions, latest victim fighting for her life

A third explosion has been reported in Austin, Texas, after an earlier blast on the same day killed a teenage boy. Authorities have said they believe the first two explosions, both the result of explosives left in a package at a residence, are related.

A March 2 explosion killed an adult male.

Both of the deceased victims are African-American, and Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said in a news conference that authorities “cannot rule out hate crime is the cause of this.”

KVUE reports that a 70-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries in the latest explosion that took place just before noon in Austin. Another woman is reportedly being treated for unrelated injuries.

According to a Fox News report, authorities have said that the third explosion appears to have some connection to the first two, which police had previously said were related.

“It is very similar to the incident that occurred in Austin on March 2,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said of Monday morning’s fatal blast in a news conference that ended shorty before the news broke about a third explosion.

Authorities are warning residents not to open any unidentified packages. No suspects have yet been identified.

The annual SXSW film festival is underway in Austin.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide an update when more information is available.


[Feature image: KVUE video screenshot]