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Published on April 22, 2024
Austin Authorities Respond to Suspicious Package Report in North AustinSource: Google Street View

Authorities in North Austin spent Monday afternoon responding to a potentially dangerous situation after a report of a suspicious package emerged. The ominous discovery at 2015 Cedar Bend Drive prompted the Austin Police Department bomb squad to assist the Travis County Sheriff's Office, urging locals to keep their distance for safety reasons. KXAN reported the incident first, mentioning the time of the alert around 2:40 p.m. and advising residents and visitors alike to avoid the area.

Traffic in the vicinity was expected to suffer as drivers were asked to grudgingly seek alternate routes due to possible road closures, as per KXAN. As of now, little information has been provided about the nature or contents of the package.

The FOX 7 Austin coverage also highlighted the police's request for people to steer clear of the area, potentially to allow them to quickly and safely manage the response to the package deemed suspicious. As is typical in such situations, the authorities have not yet released further details to either the public or the press, leaving many to await the investigation's findings with bated breath.