An explosion that injured two men in southwest Austin on Sunday night–the fourth explosion this month–was possibly set off by a trip wire. It happened in the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive near Mopac and 290 around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. There were reports of additional explosions in the same neighborhood, but those have not yet been confirmed.
Austin Police are urging residents in the area of Dawn Song Drive to stay in their homes until given the “all clear” by officers. APD Chief Brian Manley says residents within half mile radius of Dawn Song Drive are advised to stay inside or avoid the area until daylight, and that police are investigating a second item–a backpack–found in the neighborhood. READ MORE