Neighbors Form Watch Group After Package Bombs

(NBC NEWS) A group of Austin, Texas neighbors are taking safety into their own hands after a series of package bomb explosions killed two people and injured two others.

Many people in east Austin, where the second bombing happened, say they’re on edge since the person responsible remains at large.

Resident Tayo Castro says he’s looking for volunteers to create a walking patrol group to keep an eye out for suspicious activities.

“Law enforcement is only as good as the information they have. If all we can do is make sure that good information, things like weight, height, license plates that we can capture when we have the chance, then we can give that to law enforcement and make their jobs a whole lot easier,” said Castro.

In all, three bombs have exploded in the Austin area within the last two weeks.

The third blast critically injured a 75-year-old woman Monday, just hours after another explosion killed a 17-year-old boy and injured a woman.

Police have linked those package bombings to another one on March 2 that killed 39-year-old Anthony House.

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