The suspect linked to a series of bombings that terrorized the city of Austin, Texas is dead after he detonated a bomb inside his vehicle while attempting to flee police Wednesday morning.
CBS affiliate KEYE in Austin reports the US Marshal's Lone Star Fugitive Task Force - Austin Division - gathered the video and helped the lead agencies get an idea of where the suspect was located. That led them to a Red Roof Inn location in Round Rock, Texas.
Officers surrounded the hotel and waited for a tactical team to arrive but the suspect got in his vehicle and began to leave. Officers then converged on the vehicle and the suspect detonated a bomb, killing him instantly.
One of the officers sustained minor injuries after being blown back by the explosion.
The suspect was later identified as 24 year-old Mark Anthony Conditt.
Police have not determined a motive for the bombings.
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