Chief McManus warns San Antonians to not open suspicious packages

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SAN ANTONIO - After two packages were detonated in Austin Monday afternoon, Police Chief William McManus is warning citizens to be cautious.

Two packages exploded in Austin, killing a 17-year-old and critically injuring a 75-year-old woman. Police said the victims found the package outside the home, picked them and it exploded. There have been three incidents with packages exploding in Austin in the past 10 days.

"If you're suspicious about a package call us," McManus said.

San Antonio's proximity to Austin has officials on alert.

"We wouldn't say we are worried, but we should be cautious" McManus said.

McManus spoke with the FBI's Special Agent in Charge prior to briefing the media. He said there is still little information, but authorities believe the package explosions are related.

Governor Gregg Abbott issued a $15,000 reward leading to the arrests of the suspects involved.

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