A new explosion was reported at a Goodwill in South Austin on Tuesday night, hours after explosive packages were found at FedEx facilities in Schertz and at Austin airports.

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Austin police updated the public saying there was no package explosion, and items inside the package were not a bomb, but an “incendiary device.”

That device was reportedly an old artillery device which was donated with other items to Goodwill. The employee sorted through the items, he was apparently burned by the flare.

That man, in his 30s, was transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

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Austin police say this is not an act of a copy cat, and they are looking at surveillance video to see who dropped the box off.

Four other explosions over the past several weeks have left two dead and four others injured.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the latest reported incident happened at around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Brodie and West Slaughter Lanes.

Everyone is being asked to avoid the area.


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