Mark Anthony Conditt ‘confession’ before he died.
The bomber who terrorized the Texas capital is dead, authorities said, but why he chose to kill and maim is not known.
Mark Anthony Conditt of Pflugerville, Texas, blew himself up Wednesday morning after police cornered him in a vehicle after tracking him to a local hotel, police said. Authorities said they were led to Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, based on evidence gathered from a FedEx store where he shipped two parcel bombs on Monday.
Five bombs have killed two people and injured four across the Texas capital since March 2. Another bomb exploded at a FedEx sorting facility outside San Antonio just after midnight Tuesday. Police said another, undetonated bomb was recovered hours later at another FedEx facility in Austin. Both parcels were sent from Austin to locations in Austin.
Mark Anthony Conditt made a 25-minute video on his phone explaining how he built the seven bombs, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters Wednesday evening. Manley called it a “confession” and said Mark Anthony Conditt did not say why killed.
“It is the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about the challenges in his life,” Manley said.
Mark Anthony Conditt’s family said in a statement: “We had no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in.”
Austin Police Department homicide officers and FBI agents were at Mark Anthony Conditt’s parents’ home on Wednesday afternoon where David Fugitt said the family was inside with a few close friends.