Deceased Austin ‘Serial Bomber’ Identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, Say Police

Austin police announced that the man described by police as a “serial bomber” is now dead. The suspected bomber reportedly, identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, blew himself up with a bomb as police approached.

The self-inflicted death of the suspect brings a three-week terror campaign of bombings to a close. The five exploded bombs left two people dead and five injured.

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: Austin police report that the evacuation of the FedEx building Wednesday morning was a precautionary measure as part of a follow-up investigation. “Normal business operations will resume.”

UPDATE 10:00 a.m.: FBI and SWAT teams are preparing to make entry into the home in Pflugerville, Texas, where Conditt reportedly lived. Police officers could be heard yelling “put your hands up” to someone who may be inside the house.

UPDATE 9:40 a.m.:  Austin police are investigating another suspicious package at the FedEx Ground distribution facility near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, KVUE reported. The facility is the same location where an unexploded package that had been shipped by Conditt from a FedEx store in…

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