2 deadly package bombs in Texas capital are linked

The FBI told ABC News that it is responding to the reported explosion and assisting Austin police, who are the lead agency handling the situation.

The explosion is the second such incident to occur in Austin in March, and the two are allegedly being treated as linked events.

Boulevard. Police said they received a report from a caller that there was some type of explosion and that two people were injured.

Manley said investigators know what kind of explosive device was used, but police are not revealing details in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent staff from its Houston branch to the scene.

Authorities are investigating whether the explosion is linked to a similar blast on March 2 that killed a 39-year-old man.

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Monday's explosion has prompted investigators to immediately begin considering whether the two recent explosions are related.

According to local CBS affiliate KBYE, the explosion took place on the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive, north of E. MLK Blvd in east Austin.

Authorities said drivers in the area should expect road closures and heavy traffic delays. He said the U.S. Postal Service doesn't have a record of delivering a package to the Austin home where the explosion occurred Monday.

The package detonated early Monday. Police say the woman is in her 40s, but they haven't released any other information.

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