Two injured in possible I-35 rock throwing cases

Traffic on IH-35 near downtown Austin. (KXAN Photo/Tom Rapp)
Traffic on IH-35 near downtown Austin. (KXAN Photo/Tom Rapp)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two more possible rock throwing cases along Interstate 35 in downtown Austin are under investigation.

According to the Austin Police Department, the first call came in at 10:17 p.m. Saturday near the 4200 block of the I-35 northbound upper deck as a reported rock throwing. Austin Travis-County EMS says a man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The second call came in one minute later at 10:18 p.m. in the 2400 block of the I-35 northbound lower deck. EMS says a man in his 40s was taken to UMC Brackenridge with non-life threatening injuries.

Since June 2014, Austin police have been investigating a total of 71 rock-throwing cases.

In February, the department said they believe the rocks are being thrown from cars traveling on the opposite side of I-35. Police initially thought the rocks were being thrown from overpasses.

If you have any information on Saturday’s incidents, call APD.

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