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Austin bomb suspect Mark Anthony Conditt blows himself up as SWAT team approaches

By Alexander Smith and Andrew Blankstein, nbcnews.com

The suspect in a spate of bombings that terrorized residents of Austin, Texas, died early Wednesday after detonating an explosive inside his vehicle as a SWAT team tried to apprehend him on the side of a highway, officials said.

Authorities had tracked the suspect — a 24-year-old white man — to a hotel in Round Rock, a city in the Austin metropolitan area, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference.

Police did not name the bomber, but two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation identified him to NBC News as Mark Anthony Conditt.

Read more at https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/austin-bombings-suspect-believed-neutralized-sources-n858576

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