After three explosions, Austin Police warn residents to be wary of suspicious packages

Austin Police are advising residents to be aware of any suspicious packages. (Photo: CBS Austin)

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley is advising residents to be aware of suspicious or unexpected packages.

This comes after an explosion in east Austin killed a teenager and another explosion injured an elderly woman in southeast Austin.

In a tweet, Chief Manley warned "If you receive a package that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, DO NOT open it, call 911 immediately."

The separate explosions that killed a 17-year-old male and injured a 75-year-old woman early Monday morning are believed to be connected to another fatal explosion that happened on March 2.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says his office's criminal justice division is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information can call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) or text the letters "DPS" -- followed by your tip -- to 274637 (CRIMES).

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