Police: Suspect in Austin Bombings Is Dead After Blowing Himself Up

Washington Free Beacon | 3/20/2018 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

The suspect in a series of bombings that have terrorized Austin, Texas, in recent weeks is dead after blowing himself up following a police chase, authorities said Wednesday morning.

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"This is the culmination of three very long weeks in our community," Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said.

The deceased suspect has not been identified. Authorities described him as a 24-year-old white male.

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CNN reports:

Since the bombings started on March 2, investigators frantically searched for clues, calling the attacks the work of a"serial bomber" who increasingly changed tactics. The attacks killed two people and left the Texas capital terrorized with fear for 19 days.

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In the past 24 to 36 hours, law enforcement received information directing them to a person of interest, who ultimately became a suspect.

Surveillance teams tracked the suspects' vehicle to a hotel in Round Rock, north of Austin. As police waited on tactical units, the vehicle left the hotel. SWAT approached the vehicle and the suspect detonated...
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