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Local law enforcement urges caution after Austin package explosions

With the recent package explosions in Austin, law enforcement is reminding people to stay on high alert for suspicious packages.

With the recent package explosions in Austin, local law enforcement is reminding people to stay on high alert for suspicious packages.

However, there are residents, like Julian Nino of Mission, who say that curiosity is what drives people to open a random package.

"If I find a random package on my door step, honestly, I would probably pick it up and see what is inside out of curiosity,” said Nino.

Sgt. Arnold Sepulveda of Palmview Police Department knows that relatives or friends may send out packages without notification, which, he says, can feed to excitement.

“Just remember, be mindful that there might be something else out there,” said Sepulveda.

Sepulveda says the department has responded to incidents regarding unknown packages in the past and encourages others to be extra cautious of unexpected packages at their doorstep.

“Just give it a glance over. If you don't recognize the address, don't touch it. Don't move it,” said Sepulveda. “A lot of times you can get somewhat close to it to see the address, but just make sure you don't move it."

If you do come across an unexpected package, you’re asked to call your local police department.

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