FBI and ATF agents are trying to determine who brought the mysterious package that killed a 40-year-old Austin man on Friday. The officials believe that the package contained an improvised explosive device and ruled the man’s death as homicide. This incident is similar to the Victor Kingsley case, the man who mistook his landlord for a cop while delivering the explosive device.
IED Might Have Been Mail by USPS Worker or Private Delivery Company
According to the Austin authorities, on Friday, at approximately 7 a.m. they were summoned to a northeast Harris Ridge home by a caller who said she heard a loud bang. Moreover, another caller told the authorities that there was a wounded man lying on his front porch.
The authorities moved in, retrieved the victim, and rushed him to the nearby emergency center. Regrettably, the victim, a 40-year-old Austin man, passed away shortly arriving at the hospital due to extreme trauma.
Upon analyzing the crime scene, the Austin law enforcement officials called in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive and the Federal Bureau of Investigation believe that the man’s death might be attributed to a terror attack.
The ATF and FBI agents ruled out this possibility but declared that the man was killed when he opened the package which contained an IED. At the moment, the authorities are asking all USPS works and private delivery companies’ employees who passed by that neighborhood on Friday to provide information about the package’s origin.
A woman who was playing with her daughter outside said she had heard a loud blast and the windows shaking. Another passerby recalls seeing a puddle of blood where the man was injured by the explosive device.
The case is under development. We will come back with more as soon as more information becomes available.
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