Austin bomber blows himself up as police try to arrest him  


The man behind a string of deadly bombings in Austin has been identified after he died blowing himself up as police tried to arrest him early Wednesday morning.

Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, killed himself when he detonated a bomb inside his car as police surrounded him near a hotel on Interstate 35, just outside Austin, at about 2am.

Police zeroed in on the bomber after obtaining CCTV footage of him posting two packages at a FedEx office that intended to target people of color on Sunday night.

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