The serial bomber, who terrorized citizens of Austin, Texas with wave of deadly explosions that killed two people and injured four others, is dead after blowing himself up with his own device.
Via NY Daily News:
The 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt’s death comes after three weeks of exploding packages in the Texas capital, which have killed two people and wounded at least four more.
He had “significant injuries” after the device went off inside his car near a Red Roof Inn outside of Austin, officials said Wednesday morning.
Cops followed the driver after keeping watch over his car for several hours as it sat in a parking lot.
He set the bomb off shortly before 3 a.m. local time after he pulled into a ditch near Interstate 35 and the SWAT team approached.
An officer was knocked back by the explosion and suffered minor injuries, police said. Another cop, apparently startled by the blast, opened fire on the suspect.
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