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What we know about Austin serial bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt


Updated March 21, 2018 04:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) —We have obtained the information listed on the shipping label affixed to one of the packages that the Austin bombing suspect attempted to send to a fictitious address in far South Austin.

The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt of Pflugerville, Texas.

The shipping label is from the package found on Tuesday at the FedEx sorting facility on McKinney Falls Parkway near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

That package did not explode, and was intercepted by law enforcement.

In the graphic, you can see that the package is labeled as being from Kelly Killmore--a fake name and likely a morbid play on words from Conditt--from an address that doesn't exist in the 78745 ZIP code.

Surveillance video from a FedEx Office store on Brodie Lane in South Austin helped investigators zero in on Conditt, along with location data from his cell phone and his purchases of nails and "exotic" batteries used in the bombs.

Investigators believe that Conditt sent two packages from the FedEx Office in Sunset Valley. One of them exploded at a FedEx sorting facility in Schertz, near San Antonio, and another one ended up at the location near ABIA.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley announced in a press conference early Wednesday morning that Conditt had killed himself by detonating an explosive device after being encountered by police on Interstate 35 in Round Rock.

Updated March 21, 2018 03:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (Circa) - The family of Austin bombing suspect Mark Conditt has released a statement, according to a recent report by CNN.

The family said they were "devastated" and "broken" when they learned of Conditt's actions. They also said they did not know about "the darkness" their relative must have been in to be involved with these acts.

"Right now our prayers are for those families that have lost loved ones, for those impacted in any way, and for the soul of our Mark. We are grieving and we are in shock," the statement to CNN read.

The family has asked for privacy at this time.

SAN ANTONIO (KABB/WOAI) - On Wednesday morning, investigators identified the Austin, Texas, serial bombings suspect as Mark Anthony Conditt, 23. Here's what we know about the man believed to be responsible for several bombings in the Austin area for the last three weeks.

What we know about Austin serial bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt

  • Authorities confirmed Conditt is the same person pictured in surveillance photos dropping off two packages at a FedEx drop-off facility. The man in the pictures appeared to be wearing gloves and a wig. NBC News reported this act gave investigators the information they needed to conclusively identify Conditt as the bombing suspect.
  • Texas state troopers with the Department of Public Safety surrounded a house in Pflugerville early Wednesday morning where it's believed Conditt lived, according to law enforcement sources. ATF agents were also at the scene and a SWAT unit moved into position at about 10 a.m.

  • Pflugerville's mayor, Victor Gonzales, told The Associated Press that Conditt lived only two blocks away from him, although he said he did not personally know the family. He reassured residents that the Pflugerville community was safe as a large police presence surrounded the suspect's possible home on Second Street.
  • NBC News reported that Conditt used foreign and "exotic" batteries in each of his explosives, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials. The batteries were ordered online and came from Asia.

  • So how did investigators finally track Conditt down to a hotel in Round Rock late Tuesday night? Senior law enforcement officials told NBC News that Conditt turned on his cellphone at some point, alerting police to his location. After leaving the hotel in his car, Conditt pulled over into a ditch and blew himself up as Austin police and SWAT closed in on him.

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