“A suspect in the series of bombings that have terrorized the city of Austin, Tex., died early Wednesday, blowing himself up in his vehicle as officers closed in on him, the authorities said,” reports The New York Times.
The story adds: “A law enforcement official identified the suspect as Mark Anthony Conditt, a 23-year-old white man.
“Officials did not rule out the possibility that the man had accomplices.”
The Times adds this comment from Austin police chief Brian Manley: “We do not understand what motivated him to do what he did.”
Reports CNN: “Investigators believe [Conditt] is responsible for the five explosions that killed two people and injured five others in Austin or south-central Texas since March 2, authorities said. They also warned a wary public not to let down their guard.”
The CNN story quotes police chief Manley saying: “We don’t know where this suspect has spent his last 24 hours, and therefore we still need to remain vigilant to ensure that no other packages or devices have been left throughout the community.”