Suspect in Austin bombings identified

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According to CBS News, the Austin bombing suspect has been identified by law enforcement as 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt.

According to Police Chief Brian Manley, the white male detonated a device in his vehicle after being pursued by police early Wednesday morning.

Police located Conditt at the Round Rock, TX Red Roof Inn, but when they approached, Conditt got in his car and drove away. Conditt’s vehicle then stopped on the side of the road in a ditch.

Conditt reportedly fired at officials before detonating a device in his vehicle.

According to CBS News, authorities believe Conditt was behind all of the bombings in Austin this month, but FBI agents are concerned that there may still be packages out there.

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ROUND ROCK, Texas — 

Sources with the Austin Police Department confirm to our CBS Austin affiliate the Austin bombing suspect who terrorized the city since March 2nd is believed to be dead in an incident involving officers along I-35 in Round Rock.

Those five connected bombings killed two people and injured six others.

According to CBS Austin, police were closing in on the suspect when he killed himself by detonating some sort of explosive device, according to our source.

Right now, I-35 is closed while a massive presence of law enforcement, including Austin Police, FBI, and ATF investigators process the scene, which involved an officer firing at the suspect. 

Several helicopters were seen hovering overhead.

I-35 is expected to be closed for 4 to 6 hours during the investigation.

CBS Austin confirms the FedEx Office store on Brodie Lane in South Austin helped investigators zero in on the person of interest who is now reportedly dead.

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