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💣 Two FedEx locations under investigation in Austin
« Reply #225 on: March 20, 2018, 11:47:57 AM »
Another FedEx location with a "suspicious package".

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Two FedEx locations under investigation in Austin
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Updated: Mar 20, 2018 01:28 PM CDT
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AUSTIN (KXAN) - At a glance

    APD is investigating a suspicious package at a FedEx Location on McKinney Falls Parkway
    A FedEx Office on Brodie Lane is closed. Police there say the package that exploded in Schertz this morning may have been shipped from that location
    The package that exploded in Schertz was bound for Austin, NBC reports

Update: 1:07 p.m.

FedEx released a statement on the package explosion at its Schertz facility and second suspicious package found in the Austin McKinney Falls Parkway location. It said the second package was secured and turned over to law enforcement.

"We have provided law enforcement responsible for this investigation extensive evidence related to these packages and the individual that shipped them collected from our advanced technology security systems," FedEx tweeted.

Update 12:51 p.m.

KXAN's Alyssa Goard observed FBI agents at the Brodie Lane FedEx measuring doors with a tape measure and covering some entrances with butcher paper inside the location.

A robbery detective told KXAN that method is used to determine height.

Update 12:15 p.m.

Austin police held a briefing just after noon Tuesday, providing few details on the investigation at the FedEx facility on McKinney Falls Parkway. An officer could not confirm if officials planned to detonate a package at the facility.

APD reminded residents to call 911 if they see anything suspicious.

Update 11:34 a.m.

A source briefed on the investigation tells NBC's Gabe Gutierrez police are about to blow up a suspected bomb at the FedEx facility near the Austin airport. The source says officials believe the suspected bomber mailed two packaged from a FedEx drop-off center in Austin. One of them exploded at a Schertz, Texas, FedEx facility, while the other arrived at the McKinney Falls Parkway FedEx facility.

Both packages have nails in them, a source said, and both were headed to Austin addresses.

Update 11:10 a.m.

The Sunset Valley Police Department says the FBI is investigating "a confirmed link between packages involved in the Austin bombing investigation and a mail delivery office in Sunset Valley. It appears that the source of the suspect packages was a private package delivery office in Sunset Valley." It says it does not know of any known public safety threats but urges residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious packages or items.

Officers and FBI agents are on scene near a FedEx store on Brodie Lane.

Update 11:09 a.m.

APD tweeted that it responded to 420 suspicious package calls between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the total to about 1,257 calls since March 12.

Update 10:40 a.m.

Tuesday morning Austin interim police Chief Brian Manley addressed the Austin City Council to give them an update on the Austin bombings. He said that the specific components in the devices make investigators believe they are all related. They are holding back on sharing specific things about the packages that only the bomber may know.

Full Story:

Austin Police are investigating a suspicious package at a FedEx Ground facility in Austin. The city is on high alert after four package explosions in three weeks.

That facility is at 4117 McKinney Falls Parkway, near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Austin police confirm they are investigating after a call came in at 6:19 a.m. Deputies from the Travis County Sheriff's Office are also on scene, as well as members of the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS. FedEx employees evacuated and some were told to go home after a meeting with managers. It's not known how many were working at the time.

At 9 a.m., KXAN received information a FedEx Office Print and Ship Center at 5601 Brodie Lane in south Austin was surrounded by authorities. When KXAN called the office, there was an automated message that said the location was closed for the day. Photos show the area is roped off with crime tape.

A Sunset Valley Police officer at the scene told KXAN's Alyssa Goard said the package that exploded at the Schertz facility was shipped from the Brodie location. Sunset Valley police says it started assisting the FBI around 6:30 a.m. by providing perimeter security as it investigates.

The Sunset Valley Police Department says the FBI is investigating "a confirmed link between packages involved in the Austin bombing investigation and a mail delivery office in Sunset Valley. It appears that the source of the suspect packages was a private package delivery office in Sunset Valley." It says it does not know of any known public safety threats but urges residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious packages or items.

Tuesday morning Austin interim police Chief Brian Manley addressed the Austin City Council to give them an update on the Austin bombings. He said that the specific components in the devices make investigators believe they are all related. They are holding back on sharing specific things about the packages that only the bomber may know.

APD tweeted that it responded to 420 suspicious package calls between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the total to about 1,257 calls since March 12.
Inside the Facility

One employee, who asked not to be named, said they didn't receive warnings about packages at their facilities because previous bombs in Austin were left overnight and not sent through official delivery systems.

"When the boxes come down the belts or the sorters sort them out, you canít tell if itís an explosive box," the employee said. "Thereís no way to tell at all."

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Employees evacuate Austin FedEx facility

The intersection of McKinney Falls Parkway and Burleson Road has re-opened to traffic, but entrances and exits to the FedEx facility are blocked off. FedEx drivers were gathered outside waiting to get into work told KXAN's Wes Rapaport that the facility processes between 20,000 to 30,000 packages a day, and each driver will deliver between 200 and 300 packages a day.

Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday a package bomb went off at a FedEx Ground facility in Schertz, Texas, about 75 miles southwest of Austin. Officials say that package was bound for Austin. This comes in the wake of four package bombings in Austin in the past three weeks, in which two people have died and four people have been hurt.

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« Reply #226 on: March 20, 2018, 11:49:57 AM »
Cartels bomb each other, judges, journalists and potential witnesses. Not random Austinites. Austin is a place cartel people go to get away from all that. It's neutral territory.

I didn't say he was currently a cartel soldier, just a graduate of one now living on this side of the border illegally.  I still think he is doing this on his own, not as part of a gang.

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« Reply #227 on: March 20, 2018, 12:11:26 PM »
I do think Austin is a "no-violence allowed" area for cartels. I do think there is a lot of cartel money here, and some of the higher-ups have homes here. If an ex-soldier is doing it, he's off the rez and subject to being sanctioned himself. I suppose its possible, but that's way down my list. Muslim is more likely. White supremacist too, but looking less likely now, imho.
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Re: 💣 Two FedEx locations under investigation in Austin
« Reply #228 on: March 20, 2018, 02:55:30 PM »
Another FedEx location with a "suspicious package".

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Two FedEx locations under investigation in Austin
By: Kate Winkle


Updated: Mar 20, 2018 01:28 PM CDT
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AUSTIN (KXAN) - At a glance

    APD is investigating a suspicious package at a FedEx Location on McKinney Falls Parkway
    A FedEx Office on Brodie Lane is closed. Police there say the package that exploded in Schertz this morning may have been shipped from that location
    The package that exploded in Schertz was bound for Austin, NBC reports

Update: 1:07 p.m.

FedEx released a statement on the package explosion at its Schertz facility and second suspicious package found in the Austin McKinney Falls Parkway location. It said the second package was secured and turned over to law enforcement.

"We have provided law enforcement responsible for this investigation extensive evidence related to these packages and the individual that shipped them collected from our advanced technology security systems," FedEx tweeted.

Update 12:51 p.m.

KXAN's Alyssa Goard observed FBI agents at the Brodie Lane FedEx measuring doors with a tape measure and covering some entrances with butcher paper inside the location.

A robbery detective told KXAN that method is used to determine height.

Update 12:15 p.m.

Austin police held a briefing just after noon Tuesday, providing few details on the investigation at the FedEx facility on McKinney Falls Parkway. An officer could not confirm if officials planned to detonate a package at the facility.

APD reminded residents to call 911 if they see anything suspicious.

Update 11:34 a.m.

A source briefed on the investigation tells NBC's Gabe Gutierrez police are about to blow up a suspected bomb at the FedEx facility near the Austin airport. The source says officials believe the suspected bomber mailed two packaged from a FedEx drop-off center in Austin. One of them exploded at a Schertz, Texas, FedEx facility, while the other arrived at the McKinney Falls Parkway FedEx facility.

Both packages have nails in them, a source said, and both were headed to Austin addresses.

Update 11:10 a.m.

The Sunset Valley Police Department says the FBI is investigating "a confirmed link between packages involved in the Austin bombing investigation and a mail delivery office in Sunset Valley. It appears that the source of the suspect packages was a private package delivery office in Sunset Valley." It says it does not know of any known public safety threats but urges residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious packages or items.

Officers and FBI agents are on scene near a FedEx store on Brodie Lane.

Update 11:09 a.m.

APD tweeted that it responded to 420 suspicious package calls between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the total to about 1,257 calls since March 12.

Update 10:40 a.m.

Tuesday morning Austin interim police Chief Brian Manley addressed the Austin City Council to give them an update on the Austin bombings. He said that the specific components in the devices make investigators believe they are all related. They are holding back on sharing specific things about the packages that only the bomber may know.

Full Story:

Austin Police are investigating a suspicious package at a FedEx Ground facility in Austin. The city is on high alert after four package explosions in three weeks.

That facility is at 4117 McKinney Falls Parkway, near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Austin police confirm they are investigating after a call came in at 6:19 a.m. Deputies from the Travis County Sheriff's Office are also on scene, as well as members of the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS. FedEx employees evacuated and some were told to go home after a meeting with managers. It's not known how many were working at the time.

At 9 a.m., KXAN received information a FedEx Office Print and Ship Center at 5601 Brodie Lane in south Austin was surrounded by authorities. When KXAN called the office, there was an automated message that said the location was closed for the day. Photos show the area is roped off with crime tape.

A Sunset Valley Police officer at the scene told KXAN's Alyssa Goard said the package that exploded at the Schertz facility was shipped from the Brodie location. Sunset Valley police says it started assisting the FBI around 6:30 a.m. by providing perimeter security as it investigates.

The Sunset Valley Police Department says the FBI is investigating "a confirmed link between packages involved in the Austin bombing investigation and a mail delivery office in Sunset Valley. It appears that the source of the suspect packages was a private package delivery office in Sunset Valley." It says it does not know of any known public safety threats but urges residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious packages or items.

Tuesday morning Austin interim police Chief Brian Manley addressed the Austin City Council to give them an update on the Austin bombings. He said that the specific components in the devices make investigators believe they are all related. They are holding back on sharing specific things about the packages that only the bomber may know.

APD tweeted that it responded to 420 suspicious package calls between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the total to about 1,257 calls since March 12.
Inside the Facility

One employee, who asked not to be named, said they didn't receive warnings about packages at their facilities because previous bombs in Austin were left overnight and not sent through official delivery systems.

"When the boxes come down the belts or the sorters sort them out, you canít tell if itís an explosive box," the employee said. "Thereís no way to tell at all."

video
Employees evacuate Austin FedEx facility

The intersection of McKinney Falls Parkway and Burleson Road has re-opened to traffic, but entrances and exits to the FedEx facility are blocked off. FedEx drivers were gathered outside waiting to get into work told KXAN's Wes Rapaport that the facility processes between 20,000 to 30,000 packages a day, and each driver will deliver between 200 and 300 packages a day.

Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday a package bomb went off at a FedEx Ground facility in Schertz, Texas, about 75 miles southwest of Austin. Officials say that package was bound for Austin. This comes in the wake of four package bombings in Austin in the past three weeks, in which two people have died and four people have been hurt.

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So, apparently they managed to secure the 2nd Fedex (unexploded) bomb this morning without it detonating. That should allow for some better forensics. He'll have to be really good to not have left any trace evidence. I recently read about a bomb sent to the governor they traced from a cat hair under the postage stamp.
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Re: 💣 Two FedEx locations under investigation in Austin
« Reply #230 on: March 20, 2018, 03:49:38 PM »
So, apparently they managed to secure the 2nd Fedex (unexploded) bomb this morning without it detonating. That should allow for some better forensics. He'll have to be really good to not have left any trace evidence. I recently read about a bomb sent to the governor they traced from a cat hair under the postage stamp.

Also, the packages were apparently brought inside a FedEx store for mailing, not dropped in a box.  I'm amazed they don't have security camera footage.  :o At any rate, I would suspect they are installing security cameras in all the FedEx, UPS & USPS locations in Austin right now.  That's why I think he'll go to a new MO for the next one.

Far as forensics on the unexploded bomb, a cat hair wouldn't identify him, it could only confirm his identity later if he owned the cat it came from.  Even DNA evidence won't identify him unless his DNA is in a database somewhere.  Fingerprints are the only one of these methods that works because just about everyone gets fingerprinted at some point and it all goes in the database.  If he's not wearing surgical gloves in the bomb construction he's an idiot, and so far he doesn't appear to be an idiot.

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« Reply #231 on: March 20, 2018, 04:33:50 PM »

Maybe if they just shot kids who appeared suspiciously at risk for becoming a school shooter,we could fix the problem. Or just let the school administators pick one troublemaker each semester to shoot to set an example for the others. There has to be a way to solve this using more guns, and not less.

Superb idea whose time has come.

Make it an event. That short story by Shirley Jackson called "The Lottery" (which many of us read in high school) provides a useful template.
Mob psychology, the abandonment of reason and cruel, reflective action. Instead of stones, the students can give the ;lottery "winner" a head start, then chase him or her with guns.

It an even be a reality TV program, making it pitch perfect for our times.
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« Reply #232 on: March 20, 2018, 04:37:08 PM »

Maybe if they just shot kids who appeared suspiciously at risk for becoming a school shooter,we could fix the problem. Or just let the school administators pick one troublemaker each semester to shoot to set an example for the others. There has to be a way to solve this using more guns, and not less.

Superb idea whose time has come.

Make it an event. That short story by Shirley Jackson called "The Lottery" (which many of us read in high school) provides a useful template.
Mob psychology, the abandonment of reason and cruel, reflective action. Instead of stones, the students can give the ;lottery "winner" a head start, then chase him or her with guns.

It an even be a reality TV program, making it pitch perfect for our times.

I think there was already a movie series with this theme.  I forget the name, I didn't go see any of the installments.

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« Reply #233 on: March 20, 2018, 04:38:48 PM »

Maybe if they just shot kids who appeared suspiciously at risk for becoming a school shooter,we could fix the problem. Or just let the school administators pick one troublemaker each semester to shoot to set an example for the others. There has to be a way to solve this using more guns, and not less.

Superb idea whose time has come.

Make it an event. That short story by Shirley Jackson called "The Lottery" (which many of us read in high school) provides a useful template.
Mob psychology, the abandonment of reason and cruel, reflective action. Instead of stones, the students can give the ;lottery "winner" a head start, then chase him or her with guns.

It an even be a reality TV program, making it pitch perfect for our times.

I think there was already a movie series with this theme.  I forget the name, I didn't go see any of the installments.

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Now I remember.  The Hunger Games.

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Re: 💣 Two FedEx locations under investigation in Austin
« Reply #234 on: March 20, 2018, 04:55:37 PM »
So, apparently they managed to secure the 2nd Fedex (unexploded) bomb this morning without it detonating. That should allow for some better forensics. He'll have to be really good to not have left any trace evidence. I recently read about a bomb sent to the governor they traced from a cat hair under the postage stamp.

Also, the packages were apparently brought inside a FedEx store for mailing, not dropped in a box.  I'm amazed they don't have security camera footage.  :o At any rate, I would suspect they are installing security cameras in all the FedEx, UPS & USPS locations in Austin right now.  That's why I think he'll go to a new MO for the next one.

Far as forensics on the unexploded bomb, a cat hair wouldn't identify him, it could only confirm his identity later if he owned the cat it came from.  Even DNA evidence won't identify him unless his DNA is in a database somewhere.  Fingerprints are the only one of these methods that works because just about everyone gets fingerprinted at some point and it all goes in the database.  If he's not wearing surgical gloves in the bomb construction he's an idiot, and so far he doesn't appear to be an idiot.

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The drive time radio jocks said somebody called their show with pics that showed at least 8 security cameras at the store. The cops have been suspiciously quiet most of the day. Maybe they got something.
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Re: 💣 Two FedEx locations under investigation in Austin
« Reply #235 on: March 20, 2018, 05:04:48 PM »
So, apparently they managed to secure the 2nd Fedex (unexploded) bomb this morning without it detonating. That should allow for some better forensics. He'll have to be really good to not have left any trace evidence. I recently read about a bomb sent to the governor they traced from a cat hair under the postage stamp.

Also, the packages were apparently brought inside a FedEx store for mailing, not dropped in a box.  I'm amazed they don't have security camera footage.  :o At any rate, I would suspect they are installing security cameras in all the FedEx, UPS & USPS locations in Austin right now.  That's why I think he'll go to a new MO for the next one.

Far as forensics on the unexploded bomb, a cat hair wouldn't identify him, it could only confirm his identity later if he owned the cat it came from.  Even DNA evidence won't identify him unless his DNA is in a database somewhere.  Fingerprints are the only one of these methods that works because just about everyone gets fingerprinted at some point and it all goes in the database.  If he's not wearing surgical gloves in the bomb construction he's an idiot, and so far he doesn't appear to be an idiot.

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The drive time radio jocks said somebody called their show with pics that showed at least 8 security cameras at the store. The cops have been suspiciously quiet most of the day. Maybe they got something.

If they have footage, they likely wouldn't release it unless you could identify the perp from his face.  Then it would pay to have as many people see that face as possible.  I would bet he was disguised or had his face covered in some way.  I don't think he will use the commercial carriers again for the next bombing.  I think a garbage can like at the Boston Marathon is the next likely candidate.

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« Reply #236 on: March 20, 2018, 05:08:44 PM »

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Re: 💣 Two FedEx locations under investigation in Austin
« Reply #237 on: March 20, 2018, 05:12:34 PM »
So, apparently they managed to secure the 2nd Fedex (unexploded) bomb this morning without it detonating. That should allow for some better forensics. He'll have to be really good to not have left any trace evidence. I recently read about a bomb sent to the governor they traced from a cat hair under the postage stamp.

Also, the packages were apparently brought inside a FedEx store for mailing, not dropped in a box.  I'm amazed they don't have security camera footage.  :o At any rate, I would suspect they are installing security cameras in all the FedEx, UPS & USPS locations in Austin right now.  That's why I think he'll go to a new MO for the next one.

Far as forensics on the unexploded bomb, a cat hair wouldn't identify him, it could only confirm his identity later if he owned the cat it came from.  Even DNA evidence won't identify him unless his DNA is in a database somewhere.  Fingerprints are the only one of these methods that works because just about everyone gets fingerprinted at some point and it all goes in the database.  If he's not wearing surgical gloves in the bomb construction he's an idiot, and so far he doesn't appear to be an idiot.

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The drive time radio jocks said somebody called their show with pics that showed at least 8 security cameras at the store. The cops have been suspiciously quiet most of the day. Maybe they got something.

If they have footage, they likely wouldn't release it unless you could identify the perp from his face.  Then it would pay to have as many people see that face as possible.  I would bet he was disguised or had his face covered in some way.  I don't think he will use the commercial carriers again for the next bombing.  I think a garbage can like at the Boston Marathon is the next likely candidate.

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Austin has so much open downtown green space with the Hike and Bike Trail. More than 10 miles of downtown trashcans with lots of joggers and bikers and people walking. They do patrol it regularly. Cops on mountain bikes. But they can't be everywhere.
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Re: 💣 Two FedEx locations under investigation in Austin
« Reply #238 on: March 20, 2018, 05:40:17 PM »
So, apparently they managed to secure the 2nd Fedex (unexploded) bomb this morning without it detonating. That should allow for some better forensics. He'll have to be really good to not have left any trace evidence. I recently read about a bomb sent to the governor they traced from a cat hair under the postage stamp.

Also, the packages were apparently brought inside a FedEx store for mailing, not dropped in a box.  I'm amazed they don't have security camera footage.  :o At any rate, I would suspect they are installing security cameras in all the FedEx, UPS & USPS locations in Austin right now.  That's why I think he'll go to a new MO for the next one.

Far as forensics on the unexploded bomb, a cat hair wouldn't identify him, it could only confirm his identity later if he owned the cat it came from.  Even DNA evidence won't identify him unless his DNA is in a database somewhere.  Fingerprints are the only one of these methods that works because just about everyone gets fingerprinted at some point and it all goes in the database.  If he's not wearing surgical gloves in the bomb construction he's an idiot, and so far he doesn't appear to be an idiot.

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The drive time radio jocks said somebody called their show with pics that showed at least 8 security cameras at the store. The cops have been suspiciously quiet most of the day. Maybe they got something.

If they have footage, they likely wouldn't release it unless you could identify the perp from his face.  Then it would pay to have as many people see that face as possible.  I would bet he was disguised or had his face covered in some way.  I don't think he will use the commercial carriers again for the next bombing.  I think a garbage can like at the Boston Marathon is the next likely candidate.

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Austin has so much open downtown green space with the Hike and Bike Trail. More than 10 miles of downtown trashcans with lots of joggers and bikers and people walking. They do patrol it regularly. Cops on mountain bikes. But they can't be everywhere.

Now that he is on the serious Radar, he has to be terrifically careful in placing his bombs.  If he can't use a commercial carrier, he has to do that himself.  So likely he would work at night to do this.

I pondered on the question of other placement methods, and another one I thought of was to have magnetic attachments to hook the bomb to the gas tank underneath any car or truck.  Next time the vehicle moves and hits a bump, BOOM!  You could go to any drop lot in the middle of the night and hook it to trailers too.  Walmart parking lots, even private home driveways.

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Er, where?
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