‘Blood everywhere’: Package bomb 911 calls are released
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police have released recordings of several 911 calls that show the chaos and panic that gripped the capital city of Texas a year ago during a series of deadly package bombings.
In one call March 12, Sandra Jones says “there is blood everywhere” after her grandson, 17-year-old Draylen Mason, and his mother opened a package that exploded.
Mason was one of two people killed in the explosions in Austin, which also injured five others.
Police say the suspected bomber, 23-year-old Mark Conditt, blew himself up on March 21 as officers closed in to arrest him.
A motive remains unclear.
The calls were released to the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV in response to a request under the Texas Public Information Act.
This story has been corrected to show that five people were injured in the bombings.
Information from: KVUE-TV, http://www.kvue.com