Austin bomber identity, photo, surveillance video released

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The serial bomber in Austin, Texas, who blew himself up early Wednesday morning, has been identified as 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt.

Conditt reportedly grew up in the Austin area, was home schooled, attended community college, and was living in a home owned by his parents with two roommates. Conditt reportedly helped his father build the house he was living in.

Police were able to track Conditt using surveillance video from the FedEx drop-off store, where he dropped off two packages around 7:30 pm Sunday. Officers were watching him sitting in his car outside a hotel Wednesday morning, when Conditt drove away about 2:00 am. With law enforcement following, Conditt pulled into a bar ditch off Interstate 35 and detonated a bomb inside his vehicle, killing himself.

Police are still investigating as to whether Conditt had accomplices, and are not certain if he had planted more bombs that have not detonated yet.

Conditt’s three-week bombing spree in the Austin area killed two men and wounded five other people.

Fox News reported: The first photo of Conditt, from 2013, emerged Wednesday morning and was authenticated by the Austin-American Statesman. The picture came from the Facebook page of his mom, Danene Conditt, who appeared to be celebrating Mark’s high school graduation.

“I officially graduated Mark from High School on Friday,” her post said. “1 down, 3 to go. He has 30 hrs of college credit too, but he’s thinking of taking some time to figure out what he wants to do….maybe a mission trip. Thanks to everyone for your support over the years.”

Authorities have said Conditt was 24, but public records obtained by the Statesman indicate he was 23.

He and his father, Pat Conditt, purchased a Pflugerville property last year that is now valued at about $69,000, according to property records. 

The neighbor said Mark Conditt had been living in that house, which he built with his father’s help.

Conditt had worked at Crux Semiconductor in Austin as a “purchasing Agent/buyer/shipping and receiving,” according to a profile on a job recruiting website and had previously worked as a computer repair technician, according to the Statesman.

Mark Conditt mother’s post in 2013

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