Austin Bomber Identified As 24-Year-Old Mark Anthony Conditt
Update II: Police have identified the Austin bombing suspect as 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt.
Update: President Donald Trump has tweeted his congratulations to law enforcement and all involved in stopping the bomber.
AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2018
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The Austin serial bomber suspected of delivering six homemade bombs to locations around Austin this month, killing two people, has died after blowing himself up. Less than an hour after CBS Austin released photographs of the suspect at a Fed-X facility, media reported of an officer-involved shooting on I-35 in Round Rock.
Police have identified the dead suspected bomber as a 24-year-old white male, according to the Associated Press.
— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) March 21, 2018
As CBS Austin reported, police were closing in on the suspect when he killed himself by detonating some sort of explosive device in his car, according to CBS Austin’s source. People in the area reported hearing the explosion, the New York Times reported.