Austin's police chief said on Thursday that a "local terrorist" triggered a series of explosions that killed two people and severely injured four others in the Texas capital, resulting in a stronger characterization of the alleged bomber
Brian Manley had been reluctant in recent weeks to launch the terrorist bombing campaign by launching an investigation that has not yet been completed. But at a Thursday meeting on police and community response to the bombings, Manley answered audience questions with other participants and said, "I actually agree that he was an internal terrorist for what he did to us."
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Investigators say Mark Conditt blew himself up with his own devices when the authorities approached him on the morning of March 21
Later, two more men were injured by an explosive device with a tripwire and an explosive bomb exploded at a FedEx processing center in Austin. The authorities finally used Conditt's surveillance video to drop packages at FedEx to help locate him.
The police called the first explosion, which took place on March 2, an isolated incident. When bombs exploded, Manley speculated that they might be motivated by racial hatred because the bomber's first four casualties were all black or Hispanic. But Manley began to downplay this theory after the tripwire had injured two white victims. The authorities also learned that one of Conditts roommates is black.
Conditt left a cell phone record in which he described himself as a "psychopath", who felt no remorse, but otherwise little evidence of his motivations for the Bombing gave. Police have not published this
Manley called Conditt a "very troubled young man" last week, criticizing the bomber as a terrorist if he had not known.