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Over the past month, there were 5 exploding packages in Austin, Texas. The suspect, identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, a white male, blew himself up Tuesday night as police closed in on him.
The first three packages were delivered to individual houses, which happened to be either black or hispanic families. Which started talk of the attacks being racial, but the forth explosion that occurred on Sunday night, was different from the others. It seemed less targeted, being set off by a tripwire. The two victims were white men in their twenties. The fifth explosion happened on Tuesday in a FedEx facility. Another unexploded package was also found. In total, two people were killed and another four were injured by the bombs.
Police were able to track the suspect to a hotel outside of Austin and followed his vehicle. When he pulled off to the side of the road, he detonated a device, killing himself.
“The suspect is deceased and has significant injuries from a blast that occurred from detonating a bomb inside his vehicle,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters.
Written by Clarke Jones