A fifth explosion rocked Texas overnight at a FedEx facility in Schertz, about 65 miles from Austin. The latest explosion comes one day after two men were injured by a 4th bomb triggered by a tripwire. Texans are terrified and afraid to leave their homes in the wake of the bombings.
The package that exploded at FedEx on Monday in Schertz was bound for an address in Austin, authorities report. One person was injured at FedEx. That person was treated and released from a hospital.
It was the fifth explosion in a series of bombings that began on March 2 in Austin.
A fourth blast triggered by a tripwire injured two Caucasian men on Sunday. A man told the media that his relative was injured below the knees by shrapnel from a bomb triggered by a wire he did not see because it was dark outside.
The FBI and authorities are asking the bomber to contact them so they can understand his message. Previous narcissistic bombers and serial killers have contacted the authorities or media to gain notoriety for their crimes.
Those contacts often led to their capture.
The NAACP called the bombings "acts of terrorism" and three members of the Congressional Black Caucus called for federal officials to classify the bombings as terrorist attacks.
The first 3 package bombs, which were hand delivered to residences, killed 2 black people and injured a Hispanic woman. Authorities say all of the bombings are linked and not the activity of copycat bombers.