Austin police release new I-35 rock throwing total

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department said Wednesday they are investigating a total of 70 rock throwing cases on Interstate 35 in Austin.

Wednesday’s total is up from the 62 cases police said they were investigating on Monday. The number was changed after the department determined additional reports qualified as legitimate rock throwing incidents.

The most recent rock throwing took place Sunday, May 15, on I-35 northbound near Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The first confirmed case was on June 1, 2014.

The vast majority of the incidents happened on I-35 through Central Austin during nighttime hours.

Police reemphasized Wednesday they are not always able to share specific details of the case without jeopardizing the investigation. The department said they are working with both federal and local agencies to find those responsible.

“APD is taking this matter very seriously and dedicating as many resources as possible,” the statement said.

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