A man suspected of carrying out a series of bombings in the Texas capital Austin blew himself up Wednesday, leaving behind a recorded video “confession” that police said portrayed “challenges in his personal life.”
Police said they surrounded Mark Conditt, a 23-year-old white male, outside a hotel in city suburbs, where a series of bombings that began on March 2 killed two men, both black, and injured several others.
The suspect detonated a device in his car and later died, Austin police chief Brian Manley said, bringing a dramatic end to the massive manhunt involving hundreds of federal agents and local police.
Police recovered a roughly 25-minute recording from a phone that was in Conditt’s possession when the explosion occurred, and Manley said he “would classify this as a confession.”
On the recording, Conditt describes seven explosive devices, and “we have accounted for the devices that we have known about,” the police…