WATCH: 1-on-1 with APD Chief Brian Manley on serial bomber


For the past two weeks, Austin Chief of Police Brian Manley along with several other agencies and hundreds of officers and agents have been working around the clock to put an end to the Austin bombings. 

On the day Manley put out a plea to the bomber to contact police, the serial bomber made his fourth attack in southwest Austin. 

“We believe that the recent explosive incidents that have occurred in the city of Austin were meant to send a message,” Manley said on Sunday afternoon. “The person or persons understands what that message is and are responsible for constructing or delivering these devices and we hope this person or persons is watching and will reach out to us before anyone else is injured or anyone else is killed out of this event.”

On Monday, during KXAN’s 6 p.m. newscast, Manley said crews are finishing processing the scene on Dawn Song Drive but “will go ahead and hold the scene overnight so we can finish documenting the scene.”

Manley says the two men injured in Sunday night’s bombing are also in stable condition. 

He wanted to reiterate the southwest Austin bomb is different than the three prior ones with the use of a tripwire instead of a package on the porch. 

“We don’t even want you to approach a package, a bag or anything that looks out of place,” says Manley.

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