According to NBC News, the suspected Austin bomber who blew himself up this morning as law enforcement officials approached his car has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt:
NBC News: Law enforcement officials identify the Austin bomber as Mark Anthony Conditt, age 24 @anblanx reports.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) March 21, 2018
Authorities were able to track Conditt down after tracing an unexploded package at a FedEx distribution center to this FedEx office, where he was captured on surveillance video:
BREAKING: Austin serial bombing suspect identified as 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation pic.twitter.com/p7s2SR2La2
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 21, 2018
More on how Condit was caught via the Austin American–Statesman:
How they caught the Austin Bomber:
Identified a suspect after obtaining video footage from the FedEx store
Obtained a search warrant for his Google search history
Relied upon cell phone technology to trace the suspecthttps://t.co/yb5I7GwTpY
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 21, 2018
AUSTIN UPDATE: Suspect, 24-year-old white male, blew himself up inside of his vehicle with SWAT moving in; Motive unknown https://t.co/LvYol6yLJ9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 21, 2018
Editor’s note: The headline of this post has been edited to correct a typo.