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Austin Bomber Kills Self With Bomb

The bomber's reign of terror has apparently come to an end, after the murderer was surrounded by police.

By NTK Staff | 03.21.2018 @11:00am
Austin Bomber Kills Self With Bomb

After several bombs terrorized the city of Austin this month, law enforcement finally cornered the bomber Wednesday morning. The murderer apparently killed himself with one of his own bombs.

After the most recent FedEx bombing, authorities were able to piece together evidence to identify the suspect.

The suspect hid in his vehicle when cornered by law enforcement. As SWAT teams closed in on the bomber, the 24-year old male “detonated an explosive device inside the vehicle,” the Associated Press reported:

Authorities had zeroed in on the suspect in the last 24 to 36 hours and located his vehicle at a hotel on Interstate 35 in the suburb of Round Rock, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference. They were waiting for ballistic vehicles to arrive to move in for an arrest when his vehicle began to drive away, Manley said. Authorities followed the vehicle, which ran into a ditch on the side of the road, the police chief said.

When members of the SWAT team approached, the suspect detonated an explosive device inside the vehicle, the police chief said. The blast knocked back one officer, while a second officer fired his weapon, Manley said.

Even though the suspect has been neutralized, police warned that more bombs could have been planted, and they urged caution to citizens of Austin.

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