Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in
UPDATE: ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Authorities have detained two people who lived with bombing suspect
Mark Conditt.

Austin police said Wednesday that one roommate was questioned and later released, while the second was still being held for
Authorities did not release the names of the roommates, explaining that they have not been placed under arrest.
Federal and state law enforcement agencies earlier Wednesday issued a news release saying a federal criminal complaint and
arrest warrant were issued Tuesday night for Conditt on a charge of unlawful possession and transfer of a destructive device.
Officials say the 23-year-old Conditt blew himself up overnight in a suburban Austin parking lot as a SWAT team closed in
on him. They say his motives remain unknown.
EARLIER: ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early
Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more
bombs could be out there.
The young man behind the attacks was identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, an unemployed 23-year-old who bought bomb-
making materials at Home Depot. His motive remained a mystery, along with whether he acted alone in the five bombings in
the Texas capital and suburban San Antonio that killed two people and wounded four others.
Police zeroed in on Conditt using store surveillance video, cellphone signals and witness accounts of a strange-looking
customer making purchases while wearing a disguise that included a blonde wig and gloves.
Officers located his vehicle at a hotel on Interstate 35 in the suburb of Round Rock. Officers were waiting for armored
vehicles to arrive before moving in for an arrest when his vehicle began to drive away, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley
said at a news conference.
Authorities followed the vehicle, which ran into a ditch on the side of the road, he said.