Police in Austin, Texas, report receiving 150 “suspicious package” calls from terrified residents after three bomb explosions killed two people and injured two more.
Austin Interim Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters Tuesday morning that his department received 150 calls from concerned citizens about “suspicious packages.” None of the calls resulted in finding additional explosive devices, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
Two bombs exploded in Austin on Monday and another on March 2, Breitbart Texas reported.
“When the victims have picked these packages up, they have at that point exploded,” Manley told KXAN, an Austin-area NBC affiliate.
Chief Manley told the local NBC affiliate in an exclusive interview that there are more than 100 federal law enforcement officials assisting his department with the investigation.
Continue to remain vigilant. Do not open unexpected/unmarked packages. If you see something suspicious, call 911.
— Chief Brian Manley (@chief_manley) March 13, 2018
.@chief_manley advising everyone in Austin to be cautious if they receive a package and weren’t expecting one. If you see something suspicious please dial 9-1-1 so we can send officers out to assist you. #safety #austinpd #atx pic.twitter.com/hA7Tv0bT0E
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 12, 2018