Authorities in Austin have responded to an explosion that has injured at least one person.
Lori Brown, reporter for FOX station KDFW in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, posted a video to her verified twitter page, showing first responders heading to the scene.
— Lori Brown (@LoriBrownFox4) March 21, 2018
Officials with Austin Police Department say the incident is taking place on the 9600 block of Brodie Lane, and are asking people to avoid the area.
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 21, 2018
According to FOX station KTBC in Austin, the area in question is a Goodwill store.
According to FOX News, at least one man in his 30s suffered potentially serious injuries, citing investigators.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) March 21, 2018
According to the Associated Press, Austin Police say it was an incendiary device that exploded, and the incident was not related to prior bombings.
Gary Davis, president and CEO of Goodwill Texas, stood outside a police barrier huddling with other Goodwill employees. He said the device was contained in a bag and detonated when a worker moved it.
“We put all the donations we get in a big cardboard box. He pulled something out in a bag, completely normal, and the device went off,” Davis said.
He added: “In this town, if an incendiary device goes off, everybody just scatters and panics. We’re all on edge.”
As a result of what happened, all Goodwill stores in Austin are now closed, as a precaution.
Senior Leadership and authorities are investigating a possible explosion at a south GW store. It is our understanding that a Team Member is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. In an abundance of caution for our Team and customers, all Goodwill Stores will be closed.
— Goodwill Austin (@AustinGoodwill) March 21, 2018
Since March 2, two people have been killed and four others seriously wounded in a series of explosion in the Texas capital city.
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The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.