Domestic terror plot foiled in Austin
AUSTIN — A package left at a women's clinic that performs abortions contained an explosive device capable of inflicting serious injury or death, investigators said today.
"It was in fact an explosive device," said David Carter, assistant chief of the Austin Police Department. "It was configured in such a way to cause serious bodily injury or death."
The package was found Wednesday in a parking lot outside the Austin Women's Health Center, south of downtown Austin.
Nearby Interstate 35 was briefly closed, and a nearby apartment complex was evacuated while a bomb squad detonated the device. [AP]
Amanda has some background on one crazy anti-abortion subculture in Austin.