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BIRD'S EYE VIEW: Aftermath of bomb blast in southwest Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) - A bicycle is strewn on the side of Dawn Song Drive. Next to it is shrapnel and a red and white sign torn up to pieces. 

The area where the tripwire bomb went off is now marked with dozens of red flags. 

The intersection of Dawn Song Drive and Eagle Feather Drive is still blocked off as of Monday afternoon. Dawn Song Drive isn't a through street and ends in a cul de sac.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley says crews have finished processing the scene but they will stay there Monday night into Tuesday so they can finish documenting the scene.

Two men, who are 22 and 23 years old respectively, were either riding or pushing their bicycles when the latest bomb next to a fence exploded Sunday evening. 

ATF says the sign was not a "for sale" sign like some homeowners have been saying. "That was likely to anchor the package – because when you use a tripwire – you have to use both sides of it so they probably anchored the package to that – and then anchored the other side of the tripwire," said a spokesperson with ATF.

$115,000 Reward for information

To be eligible for a cash reward of up to $115,000, tips must be submitted to Texas Crime Stoppers using one of the following methods:

  • Call the Austin Police Department TIPS line at 512-472-TIPS (8477)
  • Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)
  • Text the letters "DPS"- followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES)

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