Package from FedEx facility near ABIA turned over to investigators, being treated as bomb


    Austin Police are investigating a suspicious package at a FedEx facility near ABIA, after another package exploded at a FedEx location near San Antonio earlier this morning. (Photo: CBS Austin)

    UPDATE 5:50 p.m.: U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett’s office says the package recovered at the FedEx facility close to the Austin airport was handed over to investigators and is being treated as if it could be a bomb. Both that package and the Schertz package that exploded came from the same shipping location.

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    The Austin Police Department and federal law enforcement officials are investigating a suspicious package at a FedEx facility close to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

    Austin Police say right now there is no indication at this point that this is related to the package explosion at another FedEx facility in Schertz, Texas that happened early Tuesday morning.

    However FedEx has said that a second package has been secured and turned over to law enforcement--who were out in force at the McKinney Falls Parkway location.

    FedEx released the following statement on that explosion, as well as a second package that was found:

    FedEx has confirmed that a package detonated at a San Antonio FedEx Ground facility early this morning. We have also confirmed that the individual responsible also shipped a second package that has now been secured and turned over to law enforcement. We are thankful that there were no serious injuries from this criminal activity. 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. The safety and security measures in place across the FedEx networks are designed to protect the safety of our people, customers and communities, and to assist law enforcement as appropriate.

    McKinney Falls Parkway is closed from Burleson Road to Aspen Glenn Blvd. for the investigation.

    ABIA says on Twitter that the nearby police activity isn't affecting their operations.

    This is a developing story, check back for updates.


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