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Austin mayor calls growing fears 'legitimate'

6 months 1 week 1 day ago Monday, March 19 2018 Mar 19, 2018 March 19, 2018 9:23 AM March 19, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: ABC News

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -  Austin's mayor says growing anxieties are "legitimate and real" following the fourth bombing in the city this month.

Mayor Steve Adler told The Associated Press on Monday that residents shouldn't think twice about calling 911 if they see anything suspicious. A blast occurred Sunday night in a neighborhood far from the sites of the three package bombings in Austin this month.

Police haven't confirmed the latest explosion, which injured two men who were riding or pushing bikes, is related to the first three, but they're looking into the possibility. Authorities say Sunday's explosion was detonated by a tripwire and showed a different level of skill from previous blasts. Adler says the concern now is that "the methodology has changed."

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