The package that exploded overnight at a FedEx facility in Texas may have been in the process of being sent to an address in Austin, the same city where four other packages have exploded, killing two and injuring others this month. The FBI said they were all linked, CNN reported.
“We suspect it is related to our investigation,” FBI San Antonio spokeswoman Michelle Lee told CNN in reference to the bombings that began March 2.
BREAKING: ATF confirms there was an explosion inside a FedEx facility overnight about 65 miles from Austin, Texas; no injuries have been reported pic.twitter.com/UTzddrzdr8
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 20, 2018
While the first two explosions killed two Black people and injured another, as well as an elderly Hispanic woman, the victims in Sunday night’s blast were White, altering the narrative that the attacks could be racially motivated. There were no injuries at the Fed Ex facility.
The overnight explosion is likely to give law enforcement an increased sense of urgency – one that seemed to be missing following the earlier explosions. Law enforcement has neither named a suspect nor a motive. However, there are at least 27 hate groups in Texas. Officials have yet to call this an act of terrorism, but the attempted use of FedEx to deliver an explosive may change that.Massive Alabama Tornado Slams HBCU
A tornado hit Jacksonville State University hard Monday night, leaving its campus in Jacksonville, Alabama, looking like a “war zone,” a state trooper told Fox News. The historically Black college was on Spring Break, so most students were not affected, but there was “major roof damage” to the school’s athletic arena, Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Photos quickly emerged on social media showing the extent of the damage as well as an image purportedly of the mammoth tornado descending on the town.
@spann Got this from one of my Facebook friends. Tornado near Jacksonville State University. pic.twitter.com/5unebfzi0h
— CJ (@cejones1902) March 20, 2018
The Dollar General and part of “The Reserve” at Jacksonville State University pic.twitter.com/teloOdeFHs
— James (@Mr_JLP) March 20, 2018
The school tweeted that “power lines were down,” and its official web