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Austin bombing suspect identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, report says

Mark Anthony Conditt, a 23-year-old white male from Pflugerville, Texas, law enforcement sources told the Associated Press.

by Tess Owen
Mar 21 2018, 2:05pm

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The Austin bombing suspect has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, a 23-year-old white male from Pflugerville, Texas, just 17 miles away from the city that he terrorized over the last three weeks, law enforcement sources told the Associated Press.

Conditt blew himself up in his car on Wednesday morning, as SWAT teams and other law enforcement surrounded his vehicle.

Investigators closed in on Conditt on Tuesday evening, after discovering an unexploded device that had been dropped off at FedEx. Law enforcement used cell phone technology to locate Conditt at his hotel in Round Rock, a city north of Austin, according to KVUE, a local ABC-affiliate.

Property records suggest that Conditt bought property in Pflugerville with his father, William Patrick Conditt, in February 2017.

Conditt is also registered to vote in 2012 and 2016 in Travid County, but the records don’t disclose party affiliation.

Cover image: Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, center, stands with other members of law enforcement as he briefs the media, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in the Austin suburb of Round Rock, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

This article originally appeared on VICE News US.

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