Dead Texas Bombing Suspect Identified as Mark Anthony Conditt

March 21, 2018 Updated: March 21, 2018

The suspect in the string of Texas bombings has been identified.

The suspect was identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, reported The Associated Press.

The outlet cited an anonymous government official.

Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales said the suspect lived in his city.

Pflugerville is a suburb of Austin.

Previously, law enforcement officials had only identified the suspect as a 24-year-old white male.

Surveillance teams located Conditt in Round Rock, right before he began driving on Interstate 35, reported CBS.

But as SWAT officers approached his vehicle, he detonated a bomb inside.

The death will be investigated by the Austin Police Monitor and the Texas Rangers.

The suspect set off a string of five bombs in the Austin region, killing two people and leaving six others injured.

The bombs were set inside packages and delivered to people’s homes.

The bombs were set off in the past three weeks, starting on March 2.

Police officers warned the public that there may be more bombs out there that were set before the suspect’s death.

The last bomb was sent from an Austin-area FedEx store.

Surveillance footage from the store led police officers to the suspect.

“We don’t know where this suspect has spent his last 24 hours and therefore we still need to remain vigilant to ensure that no other packages or devices have been left to the community,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference early Wednesday morning, March 21.

President Donald Trump congratulated the law enforcement officers for their action via Twitter.

“AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!” he said.



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