Explosions Rattle Austin as Calls About Suspicious Packages Mount

AUSTIN, Tex. — A mundane part of modern-day life and commerce — a package left on a doorstep — has set off waves of anxiety here in the Texas capital, after three packages with homemade bombs inside exploded and killed two people.

Since the authorities asked the public on Monday to report any unexpected packages that did not come from an official distributor like the United States Postal Service, Austin police officials have received 265 calls from residents about suspicious packages.

The police, who have said they believed the explosions are linked, responded to each report.

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