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4 years ago

A city in fear: How police, federal agents took down the Austin bomber after 19 days of terror

Austin police SWAT officer Robert Justesen said they knew “we had to stop him that night”: “He didn't care who he hurt or killed at this point.”
4 years ago
A city in fear: How police, federal agents took down the Austin bomber
4 years ago

Austin bomber had enough materials 'to blow up the entire block': Police

The suspect had terrorized the city for 19 days before authorities said he blew himself up with a bomb inside his vehicle as they were closing in.
4 years ago
Austin bomber had enough materials 'to blow up the entire block': Police
4 years ago

A look back at the Austin, Texas, bombings

Police officers reflect on the escalating scare a year ago and how they planned to tackle the issue. ABC News' Brad Mielke reports.
4 years ago
A look back at the Austin, Texas, bombings
4 years ago

One year since Austin package bombings

ABC News goes inside the investigation into the string of explosions that terrorized Texas last year.
4 years ago
One year since Austin package bombings
5 years ago

Austin bombing suspect used a child safety sign to conceal one of his explosives

The Austin bombing suspect used a child safety sign to conceal a bomb.
5 years ago
Austin bombing suspect used a child safety sign to conceal one of his explosives
5 years ago

Austin bombing suspect used a child safety sign to conceal one of his explosives

Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, blew himself up with one of his homemade, shrapnel-loaded bombs on March 20 as a SWAT team moved in to arrest him.
5 years ago
Austin bombing suspect used a child safety sign to conceal one of his explosives
5 years ago

Austin police chief calls bomber 'domestic terrorist'

The declaration in the case of the Austin bombings came during a panel discussion this morning that was focused on the handling of the case.
5 years ago
Austin police chief calls bomber 'domestic terrorist'
5 years ago

Teen killed in Austin bombing spree had been accepted to prestigious music program

Draylen Mason, 17, had been accepted to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music program.
5 years ago
Teen killed in Austin bombing spree had been accepted to prestigious music program
5 years ago

New details on suspected serial bomber's alleged confession

Mark Conditt allegedly taped himself saying "I wish I were sorry, but I'm not" in a cell phone messaged recorded as investigators closed in on him.
5 years ago
New details on suspected serial bomber's alleged confession
5 years ago

Friday Rewind: Austin bombings

Take a look at the top stories that made headlines this week, including the manhunt for the Austin "serial bomber."
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Friday Rewind:  Austin bombings
5 years ago

Parents of Austin serial bombing suspect 'devastated for the other families,' neighbors say

The parents of the man who police say set off a string of bombs in the Austin area are "devastated for the other families," neighbors said.
5 years ago
Parents of serial bombing suspect 'devastated for the other families,' neighbors say
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Austin bombing suspect was 'quiet,' 'very intelligent' as a kid, neighbors say

Jeff and Nancy Reep said they never noticed anything unusual about Mark Conditt.
5 years ago
Austin bombing suspect was 'quiet,' 'very intelligent' as a kid, neighbors say
5 years ago

Austin serial bombing suspect left 25-minute 'confession' on phone: Police

Mark Conditt allegedly detailed differences in all seven bombs that he made.
5 years ago
Serial bombing suspect left 25-minute 'confession' on phone: Police
5 years ago

New details emerge about Austin bombing suspect

Mark Conditt, 23, allegedly left a 25-minute recording on his phone confessing to making seven bombs, authorities said.
5 years ago
New details emerge about Austin bombing suspect
5 years ago

How authorities say they found the serial Austin bomber

The alleged bomber died after he detonated an explosive in his vehicle in a confrontation with police outside Austin, according to the Austin Police Department.
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How authorities say they found the serial Austin bomber
5 years ago

Suspected serial bomber killed himself as SWAT was closing in: Authorities

The 19-day bombing spree in Austin, Texas, killed two and wounded at least five.
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Suspected serial bomber killed himself as SWAT was closing in: Authorities
5 years ago

Authorities ID 23-year-old Austin man as alleged serial bomber

His family said it was unaware of the "darkness" he must have been in.
5 years ago
Authorities ID 23-year-old Austin man as alleged serial bomber
5 years ago

Austin serial bombing suspect left 25-minute 'confession' on phone: Police

Mark Conditt allegedly detailed differences all seven bombs that he made.
5 years ago
Austin serial bombing suspect left 25-minute 'confession' on phone: Police
5 years ago

Suspected Austin bomber used alias 'Kelly Killmore' to ship packages: Sources

The Austin bomber used the name “Kelly Killmore” to ship two packages containing bombs via FedEx shortly after 7:30 pm on Sunday, according to law enforcement sources.
5 years ago
Suspected Austin bomber used alias 'Kelly Killmore' to ship packages: Sources
5 years ago

Alleged Austin 'serial bomber' dies in blast as SWAT team moved in

The alleged Texas "serial bomber" died when an explosive detonated in his car.
5 years ago
Alleged Austin 'serial bomber' died in blast as SWAT team moved in
5 years ago

Austin bombing suspect's family speaks out about his 'darkness'

The suspect in a string of connected, deadly bombings has been identified.
5 years ago
Austin bombing suspect's family speaks out about his 'darkness'
5 years ago

Timeline of the Texas bombings that had a state on edge

Police are now looking into a fifth blast.
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Timeline of the Texas bombings that had a state on edge
5 years ago

Agents meticulously assembled clue after clue to track down alleged Austin 'serial bomber'

Agents literally pieced together bomb in pursuit of suspect, official says.
5 years ago
Agents meticulously assembled clue after clue to track down alleged Austin bomber
5 years ago

Timeline of the deadly bombings in Texas

As a suspected serial bomber or bombers has the city of Austin, Texas on edge.
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Timeline of the deadly bombings in Texas
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Austin bombing suspect identified

Law enforcement sources have named Mark Anthony Conditt as the suspect in Austin's string of deadly bombings.
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Austin bombing suspect identified
5 years ago

Alleged Austin 'serial bomber' kills self

The man accused of killing two and injuring four killed himself with another bomb after local and federal agents surrounded him.
5 years ago
Alleged Austin 'serial bomber' kills self
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Latest on the death of alleged Austin 'serial bomber'

ABC News' Pierre Thomas and ABC News' contributor and former FBI agent Brad Garrett share the latest details on the suspect who killed himself with a bomb, according to officials.
5 years ago
Latest on the death of alleged Austin 'serial bomber'
5 years ago

Report: Austin bombing suspect killed

According to local media, the man accused of multiple attacks this month is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Round Rock, Texas
5 years ago
Report: Austin bombing suspect killed
5 years ago

Alleged Austin 'serial bomber' kills self with explosive

The man accused of killing two and injuring four by planting explosives in and around Austin, Texas, has killed himself with another bomb after local and federal agents surrounded him Wednesday.
5 years ago
Alleged Austin 'serial bomber' kills self with explosive
5 years ago

Investigators on the hunt for serial bomber terrorizing Austin, Texas

The string of explosions that have so far left two dead and four injured have the city on edge and sparked hundreds of law enforcement to descend on the area.
5 years ago
Investigators on the hunt for serial bomber terrorizing Austin, Texas
5 years ago

New Austin incident not related to serial bombings, police say

A man was injured when he handled an artillery simulator dropped off at a Goodwill store.
5 years ago
New Austin incident not related to serial bombings, police say
5 years ago

What Austin police say to look for in spotting possible bombs

Police have been warning residents about suspicious packages since the second and third package bombs detonated at residences in the Texas capital on March 12.
5 years ago
What Austin police say to look for in spotting possible bombs
5 years ago

Race to catch a serial bomber after explosion at FedEx center

Fedex said it gave authorities another package sent by the same individual.
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Race to catch a serial bomber after explosion at FedEx center
5 years ago

Tensions high in Austin amid ongoing manhunt for serial bomber

The threat in Austin amid the serial bombings is so omnipresent that a father has now decided to pull his baby's stroller behind him for fear of running over a tripwire.
5 years ago
Tensions high in Austin amid ongoing manhunt for serial bomber
5 years ago

Trump says 'sick people' responsible for Austin bombings

"What's going on in Austin -- a great place, a tremendous place -- is absolutely disgraceful," Trump said. "We have to find this very sick person or people."
5 years ago
Trump says 'sick people' responsible for Austin bombings
5 years ago

Trump says 'sick people' responsible for Austin bombings

President Trump made his first comments related to the Austin bombings in a meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown prince.
5 years ago
Trump says 'sick people' responsible for Austin bombings
5 years ago

Officials confirm latest Austin bombing was triggered by tripwire

The explosion was the fourth incident this month in Austin.
5 years ago
Suspect in Austin explosions a 'serial bomber,' authorities say
5 years ago

Explosion rattles FedEx facility in Texas

The explosion at a mail facility near San Antonio, Texas, comes just two days after a bomb went off in Austin, Texas.
5 years ago
Explosion rattles FedEx facility in Texas
5 years ago

2 men injured in 4th bomb attack in less than 20 days: Authorities

Police in Austin, Texas, said the device had been detonated by a tripwire.
5 years ago
2 men injured in 4th bomb attack in less than 20 days: Authorities
5 years ago
What investigators are looking for to crack the Austin 'serial bomber' case
5 years ago

Suspect in Austin explosions a 'serial bomber,' authorities say

The explosion was the fourth incident this month in Austin.
5 years ago
Suspect in Austin explosions a 'serial bomber,' authorities say
5 years ago

Police warn Austin residents of suspicious boxes after 3 package explosions

Residents of Austin, Texas, are being asked to report any suspicious packages as police investigate three explosions that took place after people handled boxes that had been delivered to their homes.
5 years ago
Police warn Austin residents of suspicious boxes after 3 package explosions
5 years ago

Austin officials warn of suspicious boxes after explosions

Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Police Chief Brian Manley tell "GMA" the latest details on the investigation into three package explosions at local homes.
5 years ago
Austin officials warn of suspicious boxes after explosions
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Teen victim of deadly package bombing in Texas is identified

Authorities say the devices were triggered to explode when picked up.
5 years ago
Teen victim of deadly package bombing in Texas is identified
5 years ago

Authorities offer reward in Austin bombings investigation

Authorities have urged residents to remain on the lookout for strange items after deadly package bombs were delivered to Austin-area homes.
5 years ago
Authorities offer reward in Austin bombings investigation
5 years ago

Austin mayor, police chief on latest package explosion

Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Police Chief Brian Manley describe what they know about a fourth explosion and their message to Austin residents.
5 years ago
Austin mayor, police chief on latest package explosion
5 years ago

New explosion in Austin injures 2: Police

Investigators are determining whether the explosion is linked to three other bombings over an 11-day period that killed two people and injured two others.
5 years ago
New explosion in Austin injures 2: Police
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Police chief urges bombing suspect to surrender: 'We want to understand what brought you to this point'

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said the reward had been increased to $100,000.
5 years ago
Police chief urges bombing suspect to surrender: 'Call us at 911'
5 years ago

Austin police receive more than 370 calls about suspicious packages after deadly bombings

Austin, Texas, residents have taken police warnings to heart, phoning in hundreds of times about suspicious packages in the wake of this month’s deadly bombings there.
5 years ago
Austin police calls about suspicious packages exceed 370 after deadly bombings
5 years ago

Austin bombs were sophisticated, with motion-based detonators and shrapnel: Sources

New, unnerving details about the suspected bomb-maker that authorities believe is responsible for the deadly package explosions in Austin, Texas.
5 years ago
Austin bombs were sophisticated, with motion-based detonators and shrapnel: Sources