2 injured in Austin explosion, authorities say

Posted at 10:36 PM, Mar 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-19 11:08:19-04

AUSTIN, Texas – Two men were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after an explosion in southwest Austin, Texas, on Sunday evening, authorities said.

Austin police and EMS confirmed the reported explosion via Twitter, as the city has been rattled by a series of blasts.

The two injured men were in their 20s and taken to South Austin Medical Center, according to an Austin EMS tweet.

The latest explosion comes less than a week after police said three package explosions that happened over 10 days were connected. Those explosions killed a man and a teenager, and injured two others.

The victimsin those three explosions were African-American or Hispanic.Police have not yet discovered a motive, but have not ruled out the possibility the bombs could be hate crimes.

It’s not clear if Sunday’s explosion is related to the previous events.

The Sunday incident was reported on Dawn Song Drive, with police warning residents in the immediate area to stay inside their homes until further instruction from officers.

This is a developing story and more information is to come.

Stay tuned to News 3 for updates.