Skip to comments.Austin serial bombing suspect killed in dramatic confrontation; ID'd as 24-year-old man
Posted on 03/21/2018 5:22:56 AM PDT by Kaslin
The suspected serial bomber who killed two people and terrorized Austin, Texas, for three harrowing weeks was killed in a dramatic confrontation with police overnight Wednesday, authorities said.
The suspect, identified by police early Wednesday as a 24-year old male, was killed near the motel he was traced to by authorities using surveillance footage from a Federal Express drop-off store and cell phone triangulation technology, according to The Austin American-Statesman.
The man, whose name was not released, died after fleeing the motel in a car, with police hot on his tail. He drove into a ditch, sparking the fatal confrontation.
"We wanted this to come to a peaceful resolution tonight," said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. "However, we were not afforded that opportunity when he started to drive away."
Police said the man detonated two package bombs as police closed in, firing at him. It was not immediately clear whether he died from the bombs or shots fired by police. One officer was knocked back by the blasts, but none were seriously hurt.
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Interesting. Tracked his phone.
I’m in on this conversation. I’ve started a small company that tracks cell phones.
So has the “White” been taken out of the perp’s description?
Antifa type getting even more violent?
At first he sounded like an iffy suspect, but setting off two more bombs with the police in pursuit is a good indicator that the mounties got their man (or rangers?).
What’s the back-story?
“”””Police said the man detonated two package bombs as police closed in, firing at him. “”””””””””””
I bet he won’t have the guts to do that again.
I don’t think that this guy was that clever, or had thought much of anything out.
No mention of race means he’s a minority, right?
Antifa? In town for South by Southwest?
Well if you intend to commit some crime, ditch the cellphone as it’s like tying a tin can to your leg...
On the other thread, and on Fox News, it is repeatedly being said he is a WHITE 24 yo male.
Other news stories have ID’d him as white.
Usually. But I noted the backtracking as “white male” was used during the news conference
And Poof it’s gone
If it is strapped to his body, then you can say ‘he didn’t have the heart to do that again’!
There is some excellent detective work not being disclosed here. They had to run through thousands of hours of footage at all the FedEx stores nearby. How did they know the guy on the video was the suspect? Was he dropping off a package of the right estimated dimensions or weight?
How did they get a bead on this guy’s cell phone to triangulate it? They had to have ID’d the guy to know which cell phone to track. How did they ID the suspect? Was stingray used?
These are tantalizing bits of info being revealed, but I’m guessing only a few percent of the entire story is being released. The real techniques used are being kept quiet for obvious reasons.
False flags are self-cleaning...
Like the Vegas shooter back story, we may never get to know.
Within an hour or two we learned he was white.
What color was the train driver who crashed the train a couple of months ago, doing 70 in a 30 zone?
Bet she was black, but we’ll never be told.
Maybe because people complained.
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