austin texas bomb fedex A police officer at the scene of a blast at a FedEx facility in Schertz, Texas on March 20. Sergio Flores/Reuters. The suspect behind the wave of bombings in and around Austin, Texas has been named as Mark Anthony Conditt ...and more »
Mark Anthony Conditt: Austin Texas bombing suspect dead - Business Insider
Surveillance footage of Mark Anthony Conditt, the Texas bombing suspect.MSNBC/TwitterCiting law-enforcement officials, multiple media outlets have identified Mark Anthony Conditt, 24, as the suspect in recent bombings in Austin, Texas.
Conditt blew himself up early Wednesday after being pursued by police.
Officials believe the suspect was responsible for all the bombings in and around Austin this month.
Law-enforcement officials have identified Mark Anthony Conditt as the suspect in the wave of bombings this month in and around Austin, Texas, according to multiple media outlets.
Conditt, 24, died early Wednesday after being pursued by FBI and local police officials.
Citing officials, NBC News and The Wall Street Journal later identified Conditt as the suspect. The Austin Police Department told Business Insider it would not confirm an identity until more ID checks had been completed and family had been informed.
NBC News also posted a video showing who it said was Conditt mailing packages at a FedEx store.
Conditt lived in Pflugerville, a city north of Austin, the Austin American-Statesman reported. He was home-schooled before attending Austin Community College and working as a computer-repair technician, the report said.
His mother, Danene, posted this photo of him in 2013:
Officials followed Conditt to a car, where he detonated a bomb, killing himself. An Austin police officer also fired a weapon at him.
Police believe Conditt is responsible for the recent spate of bombings in and around Austin that have killed two people and injured several others since March 2. Officials have not publicly identified a motive.
Last week, the Austin police chief, Brian Manley, told reporters that officials were investigating whether the bombings were race-related. The first package bombing, on March 2, killed a black man, and two other parcel bombings on March 12 left a black teenager dead and injured a black woman and a Hispanic woman. Two white men were injured in an explosion on Sunday; authorities believe that device was set off by a trip wire.
Police maintain a cordon near the site of an explosion in southwest Austin on March 18.
ReutersLaw enforcement identified Conditt as a suspect after seeing surveillance footage from a FedEx store south of Austin, the American-Statesman reported. Officials then tracked down his online browsing history, which they said showed searches on various shipping facilities, and eventually located his vehicle, the BBC reported.
US President Donald Trump congratulated "law enforcement and all concerned" after Conditt's death.
Police are still trying to figure out where the suspect was in the 24 hours before his death and whether there are other devices programmed to explode.
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