One employee was injured as a package with nails and shrapnel bound for Austin, Texas exploded at the FedEx facility on Tuesday, according to the local fire department.
According to the ABC News service, the incident took place at a FedEx distribution facility in Schertz, Texas, just after midnight. The employee who was injured was not hospitalized.
According to schertz pd— GENE DE LA CRUZ (@gene78577) March 20, 2018
A medium sized package exploded on a conveyer track with metal shrapnel and nails at the fedex ground processing plant in schertz. One person injured from the concussion of of the detonation of the package. #kens5eyewitness pic.twitter.com/uGcl1NddsF
FBI investigators and a bomb squad were reported to come to the scene. No connection has yet been established between the incident and the recent string of explosions in Texas that began on March 2 and already claimed lives of two people.
FBI and several other law enforcement agencies in Schertz investigating an explosion that happened at a FedEx Ground https://t.co/kOnsKIa1XJ— Charlie Cooper (@CharlieKENS5) March 20, 2018
Late on Monday, two bicyclists were hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening wounds after a similar explosion in Austin which was set off by a tripwire.
On Monday, Police Chief Brian Manley said that investigators believed the same serial bomber was behind four explosions that went off this month in the city of Austin, Texas.