>> So maybe either or.>> A trip wire may have been the catalyst that set off a bomb in Austin, Texas. The fourth device to detonate in the city this month, according to local authorities Monday. FBI agents and emergency crews rushed to the scene of the latest blast which occurred Sunday night and injured two men thought to be in their twenties.
Police say both suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital after they came upon a suspicious device on the side of a road in the residential neighborhood. The possibility that the roadside bomb was triggered when someone handled, kicked, or came into contact with the trip wire differs from the previous explosions that were set off when individuals handled the packages that were left on door steps.
The previous explosions left two African American men dead and a Hispanic woman fighting for her life. It's not yet known if Sunday's blast is related to those incidents but officials are warning Austin residents to be alert about suspicious packages.>> We wanna put out the message that we've been putting out.
And that is not only do not touch any packages or anything that looks like a package. Do not even go near it at this time cuz given the darkness we have not had an opportunity to really look at this blast site to determine what has happened.>> A $115,000 reward is now being offered in return for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
Austin police also say they're investigating the bombings as possible hate crimes.