The 24-year-old man who killed two people by detonating package bombs is now dead police say.
Police traced the suspect to a hotel he stayed at, after fleeing the suspect crashed the vehicle into a ditch and was killed at some point after the crash, two bombs detonated after the crash, police were unsure if the suspect died by gunfire, but new reports say the bombs he detonated killed him.
President Trump tweeted this morning in response.
AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2018
After trying to find the suspect for nearly three weeks, police finally found a person of interest within the last 48 hours by using surveillance and cell phone tracking technology, which ultimately led them to a motel in Round Rock, where they spotted his vehicle.
Police held a press conference and the suspect name has not been released at this time.
Update on#AustinBombings suspect killed. https://t.co/gra0eWYaNC
— JacquelineSarkissian (@JSarkissianFOX7) March 21, 2018
Police don’t know the motives of the bombings at this time.
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