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Package explosion fears trickle over into neighboring communities

Three package explosions in Austin over the last two weeks has neighboring communities on edge. (CBS Austin)

Three package explosions in Austin over the last two weeks has neighboring communities on edge.

"It's just crazy to think about. Really, it just blows my mind," said Georgetown resident Jordan Elsass. "I was just cautious this morning going out to check the mail."

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says they have responded to more than two dozen phone calls about suspicious packages since Monday.

"That's not a typical call for service for Williamson County at all," Chody said. "This whole community is affected by this act of terrorism and murder that this person is getting away with now."

Out of nearly 30 suspicious package phone calls between Monday and Tuesday in Williamson County, Chody says they only to bring out their bomb Sniffing K9, Bhodi, once.

"We don't have an actual bomb squad," Chody said. "We have bomb sniffing dog that can sense explosives, but when we need those resources, we reach out to the regional team -- Austin being part of that team."

"It's definitely scary stuff, it was freaking me out but I'm just praying for everybody," Elsass said.

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