The Austin bomber story has come to a fiery end. As part of that end, we finally know his identity: Mark Anthony Conditt. So, what do authorities know so far about this man?
The investigation into who could be behind the recent series of bomb attacks in Austin, Texas, two of which were deadly, ended violently early this morning. The Austin bomber has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt. Let’s look at the latest information on the case and what investigators now know due to the revelation of his identity.
Update on the on the Austin Bomber
Earlier, we reported on the last moments of the Austin bomber.
For the past month, the bomber drove the city of Austin, Texas into a frenzied state of fear as he began sending explosives to seemingly random targets or planting them to target random passersby.
There have been five explosions considered related to this series of attacks in south-central Texas and Austin since the beginning of March. Five people were injured, two were killed.
After nearly a month, the police finally identified Mark Anthony Conditt as their primary suspect.
During a confrontation with an Austin SWAT team on the morning of March 21, 2018, Conditt detonated an explosive device, killing himself and injuring one of the members of the SWAT team.
Mark Anthony Conditt: What We Do and Don’t Know
Conditt was a 24-year-old white male. According to a Facebook post from his mother, he completed his high school education in 2013. While not confirmed, the same post seems to suggest that his mother had a hand in getting him to graduate, or Conditt may have been homeschooled.
Conditt seems to have been religious, as the same post mentions a “mission trip.”
We will update you as more information becomes available on the Austin bomber suspect.
Austin police are still warning locals to beware of packages that they aren’t aware of, as there is a concern that other explosive devices may be out there.