Austin bomber dead

| March 21, 2018 | 44 Comments

We wake up to lots of good news this morning. First off, the fellow believed to be the Austin, Texas bomber pulled the trigger on himself, according to Fox News;

The suspect, identified by police early Wednesday as a 24-year old male, was killed near the motel he was traced to by authorities using surveillance footage from a Federal Express drop-off store and cell phone triangulation technology, according to The Austin American-Statesman.

The man died after fleeing the motel in a car, with police hot on his tail. He drove into a ditch, sparking the fatal confrontation.

“We wanted this to come to a peaceful resolution tonight,” said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. “However, we were not afforded that opportunity when he started to drive away.”

Police said the man detonated two package bombs as police closed in, firing at him. It was not immediately clear whether he died from the bombs or shots fired by police. One officer was knocked back by the blasts, but none were seriously hurt.

Manley said police had zeroed in on a “person of interest” over the last 24-36 hours, tracing him to the motel in Round Rock, where the spotted his vehicle.

The bomber had managed to kill two men and injure four others in his ten day rampage in the Austin area. When police told the public that those packages hadn’t been mailed to the victims using normal package delivery carriers, he tried to shift his method of operation and send his bombs through FedEx. One detonated in a FedEx facility yesterday injuring an employee, and another was discovered and dismantled. Police were able to trace the bombs back to the point of origin and identified the bomber in security videos – and that led to the motel in Round Rock.

Meanwhile, someone else deposited an artillery simulator in a Goodwill Dropbox in Austin which detonated and injured a Goodwill employee. It probably wasn’t related to the bomber. From the Austin Statesman;

An employee of the Goodwill at 9801 Brodie Lane found an artillery simulator – a device meant to simulate the deafening “bang” noise of an explosion for the purposes of military training – in a box of donated items and it detonated in his hand, Austin police Assistant Chief Ely Reyes said. The victim, a man in his 30s, was treated at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and released within a couple of hours, according to a hospital spokesperson.

It’s not clear whether the donation of the simulator was malicious, but Reyes noted that it is common for military-style mementos to find their way to donation sites if family members find them and don’t know what they are.

“We have no reason to believe this is an attempt at a copycat,” Reyes said.

Though not a bomb, the incident added another layer of fear to the jitters of a city that has seen four bombs explode this month, killing two people, a fifth that exploded at a FedEx in Schertz early Tuesday, and a sixth discovered and detonated safely at a FedEx ground facility in Southeast Austin Tuesday morning.

As far as I know, no one has made a statement that they know the motivations of any of the bombers.

Category: Crime

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  1. Sapper3307 says:

    “Another white male”
    CNN

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    Glad it’s over, but what was he trying to say?

  3. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Hopefully more details will be forthcoming……and I DON’T mean from CNN.

  4. OldManchu says:

    “We wanted this to come to a peaceful resolution tonight,” said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.

    It would have been more refreshing to have heard the Chief say “We wanted to kill him… and now he is dead. Mission Complete.”

  5. Brown Neck Gaitor says:

    When I heard that he started using FedEx I knew his days were numbered.

    As I told Mrs BNG, “thank God criminals are stupid.”

    • CWORet says:

      This^^^ Told Mrs. ‘Ret the same thing. Those packages are scanned from point of origin to destination. Knew the dickhead would be on video. Turned out better than I thought tho…

  6. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “…with police hot on his tail.” Freudian slip?

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Dead? Fine by me, one less goblin being fed, clothed and housed at taxpayer expense, not to mention the expense of trying and convicting him, rot in hell you bucket of roach shit!

    • NHSparky says:

      Something like that would have, had he survived, being in Huntsville until he took the needle, or in the cell next yo the Unabomber in the Florence Supermax.

      Either would have worked for me as well.

    • E4 Mafia For Life. says:

      He did his thing in Texas.
      And Texas has removed 521 cocksuckers from 1976 – 2015.
      Don’t commit capital offenses in: FL, OK, TX and VA.
      The remainder of the states, you will most likely die from old age or “natural causes” before getting plunged.

  8. Jay says:

    Apparently he heard voices from his AR-15 commanding him to “KILL”

  9. Keepin' It Real says:

    My theory is reinforced once again.

    If it is someone of Middle Eastern decent, they withhold that information and say it is important not to jump to conclusions.

    If it is a white guy, it is important to get that out right away.

  10. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    White male: not surprised, fits profile.

    Age 24: surprised, not in typical range.

    The background on the perp will be interesting.

  11. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    At least this story won’t “Bomb” out.

  12. Graybeard says:

    Talking with Mrs. GB last night, I speculated that when they caught up with him, he’d attempt to take out the LEOs with a bomb as well as he blew himself up.

    I guess I was right, makes that one in a row.
    Fortunately the LEO was not seriously injured.

    MSM is praying that the guy is a Trump voter, member of the NRA, right-wing extremist, and a Baptist.

    If he is a (D) voter, member of the Antifa, atheist we’ll never hear about him. Like the Las Vegas shooter.

  13. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Mark Anthony Conditt WAS the bombers name. Just got it from Fox News.

  14. Wilted Willy says:

    As my dear Pa used to say, Thank God and Greyhound he’s gone! AMF!

  15. Buckeye Jim says:

    Just another reason to ban bump stocks……….oh wait.

  16. The Other Whitey says:

    Burn in Hell, you son of a bitch!

  17. OWB says:

    “Confirmed not a member/former member of the military” according to CBS radio, broadcast in the past few minutes.

  18. Thunderstixx says:

    And between the good guy with a gun in Maryland yesterday and the puke in Round Rock Texas today, law enforcement is having a very good day in America today !!!
    Thank you for your service and great job Austin PD !!!
    I’ve watched the whole thing happen and driven all over the city but never did see anything happen at all…
    Stupid fucks, good riddance to both…

  19. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    I just saw Thunderstixx’s post about the Maryland incident and the the first thing I did just now was look in the paper re cycle bag and found today’s Socialist NY daily news RAG which my sister reads and nada on the front page about the Maryland good guy with the gun. Seems like the LAME STREET MEDIA does not report good guy’s with guns taking care of business. It doesn’t meet their narrative about not letting a crisis go to waste as per sol allinsky.

  20. lily says:

    Time to ban assault home made bombs.

  21. timactual says:

    Shouldn’t this be in the “Wednesday morning feel good stories” section?

  22. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Just a thought:

    The police were shooting at Fleafeces. What if it was a bullet that set off his bomb?

    Would that not be -epic- funny?

    BANG!

    FF: “I give up! I gi”

    BANGBOOOOOOOMMMM…..

    PD: “oopsie”

    PD2: “did ya use enough dynamite there, Butch?”

  23. 26Limabeans says:

    Fuckin FEDEX (yeah I know) has turned all of their facilities into GITMO with the concertina wire. Ever try to to pick up package at one of their new post 911 terminals? I’m surprised there are no parapets with an M-60 on mount, claymore clackers in a row and god knows what else. They look like fucking Watts in the sixties..
    UPS beter get ther shit together and start arming the drivers. /s

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