Monday. 12:30 pm: Four Austin, Texas, bombings believed to be linked

Austin package bombs: Police increase reward for information

Two cyclists have been injured in an explosion in Austin, Texas, just weeks after two others were killed by parcel bombs in the city.

He said the men were riding or pushing bicycles when the explosives detonated, which differs from the first three attacks, which involved package bombs left on people's doorsteps.

Police said the latest bomb may have been detonated by a trip wire after the two men came upon the device on the side of a road in a residential neighbourhood.

"The game went up a little bit - well, it went up a lot yesterday with the tripwire", Christopher Combs, FBI agent in charge of the bureau's San Antonio division, said in an interview.

Authorities have addressed more than 400 leads in the bombings and have responded to 735 calls for suspicious packages Austin Police Chief Brian Manley announced at a press conference Sunday.

"All my army friends, we know the experience and we've been through training-pay attention to your surroundings, don't touch things".

Police said they are still considering whether some of the bombings were hate crimes.

Police said they were increasing the reward offered for information leading to an arrest, bringing the total city and state bounty money to $115,000. "That's been the question all along", Manley said.

In a news conference early Monday morning, Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said the latest bombing forces the department to send a new warning to residents.

"What we do understand now, is that the possibility exists this device was triggered in a different mechanism - that being a tripwire", he said.

Police fear a "skilled" serial bomber behind two murders could be behind a tripwire blast that injured two cyclists Sunday night.

Sunday's explosion occurred hours after Manley made a televised appeal to whoever was responsible for the bombs, saying, "We assure you that we are listening".

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Police also said school buses would not be able to access the Travis Country neighborhood where the explosion took place and said "any tardies or absences due to this situation will be excused".

He also mentioned that the big difference of the explosion last night was that a "trip wire" was used in the device.

The latest victims - ages 22 and 23 - suffered what police called significant injuries and remained hospitalized in stable condition.

Because of the darkness "we have not really had an opportunity to really look at this blast site to determine what has happened", he said.

"We're clearly dealing with what we expect to be a serial bomber at this point based on the similarities between now what is the fourth device", the police chief said.

Investigators believe the earlier attacks were related. Two bomb technicians and a bomb canine from SAPD will travel to Austin to help with the investigation of the bombings that have kept Austin on edge.

He told reporters: "We're very concerned that with tripwires a child could be walking down a sidewalk and hit something".

"We've said from the beginning that we're not willing to rule anything out, just because when you rule something out you limit your focus", Manley told ABC.

"This is the highest priority", Adler said, emphasizing the scale of local and federal law enforcement resources working on the case.

"It's shocking", said Austin City Councillor Ellen Troxclair, who represents the district.

"We're not believing that this was similar to previous ones, as in packages left on doorsteps".

"Not a single one of these bombs has exploded without being handled", he said.

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