It appears that the reign of terror imposed on a small Texas community may finally be over. CNN reports, police closed in on the man they believed to be the Austin bombing shortly before the suspect set off what could be his last bomb, killing himself in the process.
Here are the latest developments via CNN:
- In the past 36 hours, law enforcement received information directing them to a person of interest, who ultimately became a suspect.
- Surveillance teams tracked the suspect’s vehicle to a hotel in Round Rock, north of Austin. As police waited on tactical units, the vehicle left the hotel.
- SWAT approached the vehicle and the suspect detonated a bomb, killing himself and injuring a SWAT member.
- A SWAT officer fired his weapon at the suspect after an officer was knocked down by the blast. It’s unclear whether the officer shot the suspect.
- The suspect is a 24-year-old white man, and authorities don’t know whether he acted alone or what his motive was.
- He is responsible for all the incidents in Austin, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said.
“This is the culmination of three very long weeks in our community,” Manley said.
- He urged residents to be vigilant, saying they don’t know where the bomber has been for the past 24 hours and if he sent additional packages.
- “Austin bombing suspect is dead. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!,” President Donald Trump tweeted.
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It’s still unclear as to whether or not this man was working alone if other people could be involved. We can only hope that this puts an end to the reign of terror Texas residents have had to live under for weeks.
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