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...and for today's Campus Shooter...
« Reply #195 on: March 02, 2018, 10:46:18 AM »
Only 2 so far.  But he is still "at large".

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-michigan-shooting/gunman-kills-two-in-domestic-dispute-in-michigan-university-dorm-idUSKCN1GE23F

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March 2, 2018 / 5:46 AM / Updated 21 minutes ago
Gunman kills two in domestic dispute in Michigan university dorm
Gina Cherelus, Jonathan Allen


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(Reuters) - At least two people were shot dead in what authorities said was a domestic issue at a dormitory at Central Michigan University on Friday morning and police were searching for the gunman.

The two victims who were not students were found inside the residence hall at the university, located about 125 miles (200 km) northwest of Detroit, according to university Police Lieutenant Larry Klaus. He identified the suspect as 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr.

“Our campus is safe,” Klaus said at a news conference on Friday.“We’re calling it a family-type domestic issue at this point.” The university said no one was injured by the gunfire.

The incident came about two weeks after 17 students and educators were killed by a 19-year-old gunman with an assault-style rifle at a Florida high school.
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The identities of the two Michigan victims as well as details on whether the suspect was a student and the type of weapon used were not immediately released.

Davis had contact with college police on Thursday night and was taken to a local hospital after an apparent overdose or“bad reaction to drugs,” Klaus told reporters.

The hospital has no record of Davis being a patient, Rachel Blizzard, a spokeswoman, said in an email.
The site of shooting at Central Michigan University is seen, in Mount Pleasant, U.S., March 2, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. COURTESY of GRANT POLMANTEER /via REUTERS

Parents and others expected on campus on Friday to pick up students for spring break were told to stay away while the suspect was at large.

Davis was considered armed and dangerous and campus police were investigating the incident along with local and state police, according to university officials.

Klaus said Davis was seen wearing a dark hoodie following the shooting. Police found“a number of articles of clothing” as he fled the campus north along railroad tracks, Klaus said.

Police in patrol cars and helicopters searched for the gunman around an area of apartments just north of the campus in the city of Mount Pleasant, according to video posted online by reporters on the scene.

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Twitter sent special agents to assist.

“The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action,” Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Twitter.

Central Michigan University is a four-year, public institution with more than 23,000 students enrolled, according to the college’s website. Access to most of the buildings is limited, and individuals must have identification to enter, according to campus officials.

Reporting by Gina Cherelus and Jonathan Allen in New York; Editing by Scott Malone, Chizu Nomiyama and Jeffrey Benkoe
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Re: Another Day Another Shooter
« Reply #196 on: March 02, 2018, 10:54:48 AM »
This is about to be suicide or summary justice by cop, sounds like.

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🔫 Gunman takes 3 hostage at Yountville veterans home
« Reply #197 on: March 09, 2018, 02:47:13 PM »
https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Active-shooter-reported-at-Yountville-veterans-12741622.php

Gunman takes 3 hostage at Yountville veterans home

By Jenna Lyons, Sophie Haigney and Steve Rubenstein Updated 2:38 pm, Friday, March 9, 2018


Photo: JOSH EDELSON, JOSH EDELSON / SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
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Law enforcement personnel move towards the scene where an active shooter has taken hostages at the Veteran Administration Hospital in Yountville, California on Friday, March 09, 2018.


A gunman exchanged shots with a Napa County sheriff’s deputy Friday before taking three people hostage at the Northern California veterans home in Yountville, officials said.

The gunfire erupted around 10:30 a.m. inside the Veterans Home of California-Yountville, said Napa County sheriff John Robertson. Some witnesses said 20 or more shots had been fired.

“We do know who he is,” Robertson said. “We’ve been trying to contact him by his own cell phone and phones in the (veterans home) dormitory.”

No one has been injured, California Highway Patrol Capt. Chris Childs said. The unidentified gunman was believed to be armed with a rifle and barricaded with the hostages inside a room in one of the buildings.

State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) told NBC Bay Area that the unidentified gunman was a member of Pathways, a program for war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Dodd said the governor’s office told him that the hostages were employees who worked with the suspect in the Pathways program.

CHP Sgt. Robert Nacke provides an update on an active shooter and hostage situation at the Yountville Veterans home.
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Dodd said he had been told that the suspect had been asked to leave the program earlier this week.

According to radio transmissions between officers at the scene and dispatchers, the suspect was described as wearing “a stash of bullets around his neck” and his waist.

The gunman took five hostages to start before releasing two, said Larry Kamer, whose wife, Devereaux Smith, is a development director for Pathways. She was among those present at a staff meeting and going away party when the gunman entered, he said.

The suspect walked in with a rifle but Smith was able to escape before shots rang out, Kamer said.

“She’s obviously quite shaken up,” he said. “She’s inside a lockdown building.”

Hostage negotiators from the Napa sheriff and police department and the FBI have been in contact with the gunman, Childs said. A sheriff’s SWAT team is also on the scene.

What exactly happened during the initial moments of the crisis, when the shots were exchanged between the unidentified suspect and the unidentified deputy, is not immediately known. Robertson said “many shot were fired.”

Highway Patrol officers and sheriff’s deputies secured the perimeter of the sprawling facility and cleared other buildings. About 80 schoolchildren attending a program in a theater some distance from where the gunman was holed up were whisked away in a bus to safety.

Capt. Childs said that a hotline had been established for family members of veterans home residents and employees to check on their safety. That phone number is (707) 948-3331.

Friends and relatives of residents and employees waited anxiously at the entrance to the veterans home property, some distance away from the main buildings. Highway Patrol and Sonoma County sheriff’s vehicles, some with their lights flashing, streamed past the entrance perimeter and toward the buildings.

Fernando Juarez. 36, of Napa, was exchanging text messages with his sister, Hirma Vanessa Flores, a 22-year-old caregiver who works inside. Her texts, according to Juarez, said that she is unharmed and that “all she can hear is yelling.”

“She asked us to take care of her son — our nephew — that’s how scared she is,” Juarez. said. “We’re just trying to stay calm.”

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said she was “sending all of our prayers and best wishes to first responders and the community because we don’t yet know how the incident is going to turn out.”

Harris said she did “not know what it could take in terms of more tragedies to compel people in Congress to act.”

“There is no lack of good ideas. It’s not like we’re sitting around for the good ideas. What’s lacking is courage,” Harris said.

As of late last year, some 850 people lived at the veterans home. The expansive facility sits across the street from the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville on California Drive and is more than 133 years old.

Residents at the home are sheltering in place while law enforcement agencies coordinate a response, Iljana said. An employee at nearby Vintners Golf Club, who declined to be named, said that the Yountville Fire Department told employees to shelter in place.

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Re: 🔫 Gunman takes 3 hostage at Yountville veterans home
« Reply #198 on: March 09, 2018, 08:13:24 PM »
Hostages and shooter now dead.

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California officer dead, another wounded as standoff continues
« Reply #199 on: March 10, 2018, 09:12:15 AM »
Shooter of the Month Award!  He nailed a Cop🐷!  Worth 5 points on Grand Death Rifle.


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https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/10/us/pomona-cops-shot/index.html

California officer dead, another wounded as standoff continues

 (CNN)A standoff between police and an armed suspect that resulted in one officer's death and the wounding of another remains underway Saturday morning in Pomona, California, near Los Angeles, more than 12 hours after it began.
The suspect is barricaded inside an apartment home after fatally shooting an officer and wounding a second one, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
"It is with a heavy heart that I must report that one officer did not survive," Pomona police Chief Michael Olivieri tweeted early Saturday morning. "The second officer is in stable condition."
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🔫 Trump Backs off Call for Raising Minimum Age to Buy Gun
« Reply #200 on: March 12, 2018, 12:06:49 AM »
The NRA put the Thumbscrews down on Trumpovetsky.  He has about as much backbone as Annelida.

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https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2018-03-11/trumps-plan-will-seek-to-harden-schools-against-shootings

Trump Backs off Call for Raising Minimum Age to Buy Gun
Trump's plan to prevent school shootings focuses on gun training for teachers, mental health, backs off raising minimum purchase age for assault weapons.


March 11, 2018, at 9:45 p.m.

Trump Backs off Call for Raising Minimum Age to Buy Gun

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township, Pa., Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The Associated Press

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Sunday pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers and reiterated its call to improve the background check system as part of a new plan to prevent school shootings.

But in a move sure to please the gun lobby, the plan does not include a push to increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21, which President Donald Trump had repeatedly championed.

Instead, a new federal commission on school safety will examine the age issue, as well as a long list of others topics, as part of a longer-term look at school safety and violence.

The plan forgoes an endorsement of comprehensive background checks for gun purchases, which the president, at times, seemed to embrace.
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In a call with reporters Sunday evening, administration officials described the plan as a fulfillment of Trump's call for action in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month that left 17 dead.

"Today we are announcing meaningful actions, steps that can be taken right away to help protect students," said Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who will chair the commission.

DeVos said that "far too often, the focus" after such tragedies "has been only on the most contentious fights, the things that have divided people and sent them into their entrenched corners." She described the plan as "pragmatic."

The plan was immediately panned by gun control advocates, including the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "Americans expecting real leadership to prevent gun violence will be disappointed and troubled by President Trump's dangerous retreat from his promise," said Avery Gardiner, the group's co-president.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., called the plan "weak on security and an insult to the victims of gun violence." In a statement, he added, "When it comes to keeping our families safe, it's clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are all talk and no action."

The plan is less ambitious than the changes Trump advocated in a series of listening sessions in the weeks after the massacre. In televised meetings with lawmakers, survivors of recent school shootings and the families of victims, Trump made a strong case for arming teachers, but also increasing the age for purchasing long guns.

"I mean, so they buy a revolver — a handgun — they buy at the age of 21. And yet, these other weapons that we talk about ... they're allowed to buy them at 18. So how does that make sense?" he told school officials last month. "We're going to work on getting the age up to 21 instead of 18."

White House spokesman Raj Shah had said earlier Sunday in an interview with ABC's "This Week" that "the president has been clear that he does support raising the age to 21" and that that would be a "component" of the announcement.

But Trump has also spoken repeatedly in recent weeks with the heads of the powerful National Rifle Association, which considers increasing the age of purchase to be an assault on the Second Amendment. The NRA on Friday sued Florida over a new gun law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott that bans the purchase of firearms by anyone under the age of 21.

Instead, the issue will be one of a list of topics to be studied by the DeVos commission, which will then provide recommendations to the president. Administration officials said they had not set a deadline for the commission's recommendations, but expected they'd made in under a year.

Trump's embrace of another commission appears at odds with comments he made Saturday night mocking their use, at least when it comes to fighting drug addiction.

During the meetings, Trump also advocated arming certain teachers and school staffers, arguing that gun-free schools are "like an invitation for these very sick people" to commit murder.

"If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could end the attack very quickly," he has said.

As part plan, the White House has directed the Justice Department to help states partner with local law enforcement to provide "rigorous firearms training to specifically qualified volunteer school personnel," said Andrew Bremberg, director of the president's Domestic Policy Council. The White House did not immediately say how much money would be made available.

Trump also called on states to pass temporary, court-issued Risk Protection Orders, which allow law enforcement to confiscate guns from individuals who pose risks to themselves and others, and temporarily prevent them from buying firearms. And he called for the reform and expansion of mental health programs, as well as a full audit and review of the FBI tip line. The bureau has been criticized for not following up on warnings about the suspect in the Parkland school shooting.

During the often free-wheeling conversations, Trump also seemed to voice support for "universal" background checks, which would apply to private gun sales and those at gun shows, instead of just from licensed dealers. He also raised eyebrows by suggesting that law enforcement officials should be able to confiscate guns from those they deem a safety risk even before a court has weighed in.

"Take the guns first, go through due process second," Trump said.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, later walked back both suggestions, saying "Universal means something different to a lot of people." She said the president wanted to expedite the court process, not circumvent it.

Instead, the White House reiterated its support for improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check through the "Fix NICS" bill, which would penalize federal agencies that don't properly report required records and reward states that comply by providing them with federal grant preferences.

The White House called on Congress to pass a second bill that would create a federal grant program to train students, teachers and school officials how to identify signs of potential violence and intervene early. The Republican-controlled House is expected to vote on the STOP School Violence Act next week.

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💣 Another Day Another Bomber
« Reply #201 on: March 12, 2018, 08:36:06 AM »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/austin-texas-deadly-package-explosion-home/

Deadly package explosion at Austin, Texas home


The scene of a deadly package explosion in Austin, Texas March 12, 2018

Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas -- Police in Austin say a package exploded at a home Monday morning, killing one person and injuring another, reports CBS affiliate KEYE. Austin-Travis County EMS tells the station a teenage male was killed and woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries after the explosion in East Austin.

The incident marks the second such explosion this month at a home in Texas' capital city.  Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed March 2 when a package exploded at his northeast Austin home, KEYE reports.

Authorities are investigating whether the explosions could be linked.  Both occurred in the early-morning hours.

Police are investigating the March 2 incident as a suspicious death. Investigators haven't released information about the device or possible suspects.   

Bomb-sniffing dogs were reportedly at the scene of the explosion Monday morning and investigating nearby houses. There were reports of evacuations of nearby homes.

The FBI is helping Austin police in the investigation. The ATF was also responding to assist.

This is a developing story.
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💣 3 deadly package explosions in Austin appear connected, police say
« Reply #202 on: March 12, 2018, 02:07:24 PM »
Now up to 3 Bombs!   :o

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3 deadly package explosions in Austin appear connected, police say


By Tina Burnside, Ralph Ellis and Joe Sterling, CNN

Updated 4:45 PM ET, Mon March 12, 2018
Police: Deadly blasts in Texas connected

(CNN)Three explosions that occurred when people picked up packages outside their residences appear to be connected, Austin, Texas, city Police Chief Brian Manley said Monday at a news conference.

A Monday morning explosion killed a 17-year-old African-American boy and also injured a woman at the house. A second Monday explosion left a 75-year-old woman in critical condition, the chief said. A March 2 blast killed a 39-year-old African-American man.
All the explosions occurred when people who lived at the residences went outside and picked up packages, Manley said. The packages were not delivered by the postal service or delivery services like UPS or FedEx, he said...
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« Reply #203 on: March 18, 2018, 09:19:28 PM »
Where does this one fit on the map Eddie?

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http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/two-explosions-reported-in-southwest-austin/1056692545

Two men injured in explosion in southwest Austin
By: Calily Bien


Updated: Mar 18, 2018 10:58 PM CDT


AUSTIN (KXAN) - People living in the "Travis Country" neighborhood in southwest Austin are being told to remain inside their homes after two men were rushed to the hospital Sunday evening after an explosion on Dawn Song Drive.

Austin-Travis County EMS says it originally responded to 4721 Eagle Feather Dr. just after 8:30 p.m. for "unconfirmed reports of six patients on the ground." The neighborhood is off of Southwest Parkway just west of South MoPac Expressway.

However, when they arrived, ATCEMS and Austin police say the only incident was in the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive, which is one block over. Two men in their 20s were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The Austin Police Department is asking homeowners within a half-mile radius of the intersection of Dawn Song Drive at Republic of Texas Boulevard to stay inside their homes and follow officers' instructions. Republic of Texas Boulevard is blocked between Missions Oaks and Travis Country Boulevard.

During a briefing at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Police Chief Brian Manley says they're asking people to stay indoors because they're still trying to go through the scene and make sure everything is safe in the area.

"Stay inside your homes until we have a chance to deem this neighborhood safe and that will not be at a minimum until daylight given the darkness and size of the area," says Manley.

Due to the darkness, Manley says crews haven't been able to get a really good look at the blast site to determine what happened.

"But it is obvious it was an explosion and it’s obvious it has caused significant injuries to two people. And it is important right now that anyone in the neighborhood behind us to give us time to work through this."

Crews are currently working to clear a backpack that was found in the area. Manley says the community should expect another update in the morning.

Stan Malachowski was inside his home when he heard the noise, but didn't think anything of it initially.

"It was loud enough to hear inside of our house with our windows and door shut. Again, airplanes go by and cars backfire so we didn’t think much of it," says Malachowski

Malachowski and his family were out of town last week for spring break, but they had been following the bombing news.

"It’s not just an east Austin thing, or north Austin thing, it’s now southwest Austin. This is not good," says Malachowski.

On Sunday afternoon, the Austin Police Department held a news conference pleading for the person responsible for the recent bombings to come forward before anyone else gets injured or killed.

"We want to understand what brought you to this point and we want to listen to you," said Chief Manley.

During the news conference, authorities also increased the reward amount to $115,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects.

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Re: Another Day Another Shooter
« Reply #204 on: March 18, 2018, 09:43:45 PM »
Probably not a bomb. That'd be my guess. But I guess we'll see. Definitely nowhere near the other bombings.
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« Reply #205 on: March 18, 2018, 09:52:08 PM »
I was out watching Bill Murray at the Long Center tonight. Just heard about this one from you. Latest report says 2 twenty-somethings seriously injured. The bombers?
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« Reply #206 on: March 18, 2018, 09:54:50 PM »
Probably not a bomb. That'd be my guess. But I guess we'll see. Definitely nowhere near the other bombings.

Seems unlikely you would have another explosion occur just randomly after 3 before it.

Are the two who were injured the perps?  Maybe.

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« Reply #207 on: March 18, 2018, 11:40:26 PM »
I was out watching Bill Murray at the Long Center tonight. Just heard about this one from you. Latest report says 2 twenty-somethings seriously injured. The bombers?

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« Reply #208 on: March 19, 2018, 03:46:53 AM »
Doesn't look like the guys who got injured were the perps.

New ignition system floated by the MSM here, trip wire.

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http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/two-men-injured-in-explosion-in-southwest-austin/1056692545

Fourth Austin bombing possibly triggered by trip wire, police chief says
By: KXAN Staff


Updated: Mar 19, 2018 05:03 AM CDT

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AUSTIN (KXAN) - Hours after what is believed to be the fourth bombing in Austin this month, Chief of Police Brian Manley said it is "very possible" the device in Sunday night's explosion was triggered by a trip wire.

Two men in their 20s, who were either riding or pushing their bicycles, were injured when the bomb exploded in the "Travis Country East" subdivision in southwest Austin. Both men are in good condition at the hospital, according to a spokesperson for St. David's South Austin Medical Center.

The Austin Police Department is asking homeowners within a half-mile radius of the intersection of Dawn Song Drive at Republic of Texas Boulevard to stay inside their homes until 10 a.m. Monday and follow officers' instructions. Republic of Texas Boulevard is blocked between Missions Oaks and Travis Country Boulevard.

Chief Manley said investigators are working on the belief that Sunday night's explosion is connected to the previous three. He noted the FBI, ATF and his department's investigators at the scene will learn more when the sun comes up and they can completely process evidence.

While the chief said he could not confirm the trip wire aspect immediately, he did say the bombs have different kinds of projectiles within them.

Sunday night's bombing took place just after 8:30 p.m. Austin-Travis County EMS says it originally responded to the 4700 block of Eagle Feather Dr., located off of Southwest Parkway and west of South MoPac Expressway. However, when they arrived, ATCEMS and Austin police said the explosion was actually in the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive, which is one block away.

    'Extreme alert' goes to large swath of Austin after fourth explosion

The explosion Sunday evening is the fourth such incident since March 2, when 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House was killed by a package bomb. A second and third bombing during the morning hours of March 12 ended in another person being killed and another two injured.

The first bombing incident was in northeast Austin, the second in east Austin and the third in southeast Austin. Chief Manley said in a follow-up press conference at 1:45 a.m. Monday that the possibility the bomb was triggered by a trip wire and the fact that the explosive device was left next to the road instead of on a front porch like the previous three cases necessitated a new warning to the public:

    "We now need the community to have an extra level of vigilance and pay attention to any suspicious device, whether it be a package, a bag, a backpack, anything that looks out of place. And do not approach it. Again do not approach items like that, but instead call 911 to report it so we can go out and make sure it’s safe."

Austin ISD said in a Facebook post that its school buses will be unable to go into the neighborhood Monday Any tardies or absences due to the situation will be excused, the district said. At least two nearby schools -- Regents High School and St. Andrews's Episcopal School -- are on two-hour delays. Regents High School said the delay will allow it to perform a security sweep.

Stan Malachowski was inside his home when he heard the noise, but didn't think anything of it initially.

"It was loud enough to hear inside of our house with our windows and door shut. Again, airplanes go by and cars backfire so we didn’t think much of it," says Malachowski.

    Interactive Map: Austin explosions

Malachowski and his family were out of town last week for spring break, but they had been following the bombing news.

"It’s not just an east Austin thing, or north Austin thing, it’s now southwest Austin. This is not good," says Malachowski.

Sunday night's bombing came less than 12 hours after the Austin Police Department held a news conference pleading for the person responsible for the recent bombings to come forward before anyone else was injured or killed.

"We want to understand what brought you to this point and we want to listen to you," said Chief Manley.

During the news conference, authorities also increased the reward amount to $115,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects.
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« Reply #209 on: March 19, 2018, 04:18:43 AM »
It does seem to lend credence  to the idea that the victims are random, and not targeted. This subdivision is way out SW, not that far from my house, as the crow flies, but on the south side of Barton Creek off the South Mopac freeway, which is far from East Austin. It's a mid-level suburban neighborhood, all middle class homes. Lots of trees. Pretty neighborhood.
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