After it had been reported earlier this morning that a bomb had claimed the life of a teenage boy and injured a woman in Austin, Texas, news came out that a second explosion took place in Austin; at this time, early reports claimed that at least two people were injured in the explosion and are being given medical treatment.
The Austin-Travis County EMS released the following updates on Twitter:
“Multiple #ATCEMS @Austin_Police @AustinFireInfo onscene of a reported explosion at 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Dr (06:44); 2 pts identified thus far with Medics obtaining DOS pronouncement of late teens Male & ~40’s F txpt’d to DSMC w/serious potentially life threat inj’s. MTF…”
“FINAL: Explosion at 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Dr; At this time, no other patients have been identified, remain clear of area & expect road closures & heavy traffic delays. Refer all additional questions to @Austin_Police”
“Multiple assets from #ATCEMS @Austin_Police & @austinfiredept responding to reported explosion 6700blk Galindo St (1149) No information on if or how many patients at this time. More information to follow.”
“UPDATE reported explosion 6700blk Galindo St (1149): #ATCEMSMedics have declared a trauma alert ~60s female transport will be to Dell Seton Medical Center. Possible 2nd patient being evaluated. Avoid the area. More to follow.”
“UPDATE2 reported explosion 6700blk Galindo St (1149): CORRECTION 1st patient is ~70s female and was transported to Dell Seton Medical Seton with serious potentially life threatening injuries, 2nd patient is ~80s female with unrelated medical issue. More to follow.”
As this story is developing, more information will be updated as made available.