By Kyle James   |  03-14-2018   News
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A series of explosions in Austin, Texas has killed at least two people and has authorities scrambling for leads. The Austin Police department is working with several federal agencies to identify the Austin bomber responsible for the attacks.

The first explosion took place Friday, March 2 around 6:55 a.m. in northeast Austin killing a 39-year-old black male named Anthony Stephan House. The explosive device was detonated on the front porch of House's residence killing him.

A second explosion took place Monday, March 12 at 6:44 a.m. injuring a woman in her 40's and killing a 17-year-old boy named Draylen Mason. This explosive device was in a package which was brought inside the home where it exploded in the family's kitchen.

A third explosion took place just hours after the second on Monday, March 12 at 11:50 a.m. injuring a 75-year-old Hispanic woman. The explosive package was found outside her home and went off when she picked it up.

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<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;">kxan.com (Left - Anthony Stephan House, Right - Draylen Mason)</span>

Interim Austin Chief of Police Brian Manley said the 17-year-old victim of Monday's attack was a talented young musician who was just accepted to Bulter School of Music at the University of Texas in Austin.

"From everything I've heard about Draylen, he was an outstanding young man who was going places with his life – and it's an absolute tragedy that he's no longer with us," Manley said Tuesday at a press conference.

Doug Dempster, the dean of the College of Fine Arts at UT Austin, described Mason as the "most remarkable talent in a most remarkable youth orchestra program called Austin Sound Waves. Draylen was one of the very first students to grow musically through the entire program and was due to graduate this spring."

Authorities in Austin are asking anyone who sees a suspicious package to stay away from it and immediately call 911.

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Source: http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/talented-musician-heading-to-ut-murdered-in-bomb-attack/1039848383

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