UPDATE as of 9:39 AM EST: The suspect in the Austin, Texas bombings that took the lives of 2 and eventually ended his, has been identified as 24-year-oldĀ Mark Anthony Conditt.

Authorities say the 24-year-old suspect blew himself up in his vehicle overnight as a SWAT team closed in on him in a suburban Austin hotel parking lot.

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This morning, CNN is reporting the Austin bomber, who in a series of events, killing two people and terrifying Texas residents for close to a month, has killed himself when authorities had him closed in.

The first explosion killed 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House on March 2. The second blast on March 12 killed 17-year-old Draylen Mason. The third blast happened several hours later and critically injured a 75-year-old woman.
Police have not ruled out the possibility that those bombings could be hate crimes. They urged residents to pay attention to their surroundings, and not approach or touch anything that looks suspicious.
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