Trending – Austin Police Say Serial Bombing Suspect Blew Himself Up

The suspect in a string of package bombings in Texas is dead.  Austin Police officers and FBI agents reportedly moved in to arrest the suspect at a location just north of Austin overnight.  They say he tried to run and eventually blew himself up.  The suspect has been identified as a 24-year old white male.  No motive is known.

 
 

The serial bomber who terrorized Austin, Texas for three harrowing weeks was identified Wednesday morning -- just hours after he blew himself to bits with his own device as cops closed in.

Mark Anthony Conditt, 24, was named as the bomber, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. He was killed near the motel he was traced to by authorities using surveillance footage from a Federal Express drop-off store and cell phone triangulation technology, according to The Austin American-Statesman.

The man, whose name was not released, died after fleeing the motel in a car, with police hot on his tail. He drove into a ditch, sparking the fatal confrontation.

"We wanted this to come to a peaceful resolution tonight," said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. "However, we were not afforded that opportunity when he started to drive away."

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