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News Release

March 20, 2018

Texans Reminded to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity to Authorities

AUSTIN – In the wake of the recent bomb explosions in Texas that have killed two and injured several other victims, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging all Texans to remain vigilant and to immediately report any suspicious activity to authorities. If a situation requires an emergency response, call 911.

Do NOT approach any unknown or suspicious packages or items – keep a safe distance and notify the authorities immediately.

Anyone with information related to the recent bomb explosions is urged to contact the TIPS Hotline 512-472-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-893-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online via Austin Police Department's free mobile app (on iPhone and Android). Individuals who provide information may remain anonymous and could collect reward money. For information about the ongoing investigation and reward money being offered, visit the FBI website.

Here are some examples of behaviors/activities that Texans anywhere in the state should always report to authorities:

Texans throughout the state can report suspicious activity to their local law enforcement or through iWATCH (Texas' suspicious activity reporting program) – either online or by calling in an anonymous report at 1-844-643-2251.

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