1 dead, 1 injured after explosion in Austin

Police were called to the home in Austin at 6.45am following reports of the explosion.

Austin-Travis County EMS says a teenage male was killed and woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries. No other people were injured, according to ATCEMS.

FINAL: Explosion at 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Dr; At this time, no other patients have been identified, remain clear of area & expect road closures & heavy traffic delays.

Just a week ago, a similar incident occurred in North Austin, killing one man. Police said they are investigating that case as a suspicious death. Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed March 2 when a package exploded at his northeast Austin home.

According to KVUE Reporter Tony Plohetski, officials said they will try to determine the similarities between the two recent blasts, including how the packages were wrapped and the type of device.

Michelle Lee, special agent for the FBI, told the Austin American-Statesman that federal officials were responding to the incident. Refresh this story for updates as they become available.

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