UPDATE: 9:45 A.M. EST:
Police have identified the suspect as Mark Anthony Conditt, according to the Wall Street Journal. Conditt, a 23 or 24-year-old white male, killed himself on Wednesday morning after he detonated a bomb as a SWAT team approached his vehicle.
Conditt was pulled over on Interstate 35 after police trailed him to a hotel in Round Rock, Texas.
Conditt was a resident of Pflugerville, Texas where he lived with two roommates, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. He was unemployed, previously held no criminal record and did not serve in the U.S. military Abbot said during his Wednesday interview on “Fox & Friends.”
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said investigators had identified Conditt as a potential suspect hours before the deadly confrontation.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
7:00 A.M. EST:
A suspect in the string of bombings that terrorized Austin, Texas died early Wednesday morning.
The unidentified man killed himself with an explosive device when authorities attempted to approach his vehicle, the American-Statesmen reported. A SWAT officer was injured in the blast.
According to CNN, the suspect has been identified as a 24-year-old white man. Authorities were investigating his whereabouts for several weeks after a series of bombs terrorized the Austin area, mostly targeting people of color.
In the past 36 hours, a series of tips led police to a hotel in Round Rock, Texas, located about 22 miles north of Austin.
It has not been confirmed whether the suspect worked alone or in conjunction with someone else.
This is a developing story. More details to come.
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