Austin Shaken By Sophisticated Explosives as SXSW Hits Full Swing

EXCLUSIVE: Austin package bomb victim's next door neighbor reacts after blast

EXCLUSIVE: Austin package bomb victim's next door neighbor reacts after blast

While all of those have been determined to be safe packages, police are continuing to remind people to remain vigilant about unexpected and suspicious packages following two blasts Monday morning, in a string of three over the last two weeks. However, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has already said they will likely face a "lengthy investigation" moving forward.

Anthony Stephan House was killed in the first explosion from March 2.

As part of their investigation, authorities are also gauging the possibility of these attacks being hate crimes; the man and teenage boy who were killed by the explosions were both black, while a seriously injured victim of Monday's explosion is an elderly Hispanic woman.

Austin resident Landon Thiele and his fiance have been receiving piles of packages each day as they prepare for their wedding. He said he didn't really think about it until he heard the news about the explosions. "They rushed out and tried to help the lady", Mendoza said.

"If it was my grandmother I would want them to help, so that's why I did it", Rodriguez told Fox 7. "It's made me a little more conscious to make sure I look at a label".

According to CBS affiliate KEYE, the explosion occurred at the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive in east Austin.

Authorities have confirmed that the packages were dropped off on the front doorstep of the home and not delivered by the postal service. "Everything else can get replaced, but their lives, they can't", Mendoza said.

A combined reward of $65,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information leading to the identification and the arrest in the deadly explosions.

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