AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The FBI has determined the man suspected in a series of bombings in Austin last year had no known links to international terror groups or domestic hate groups.
Court documents filed by the U.S. attorney’s office say an FBI investigation found that 23-year-old Mark Conditt had no accomplices or any “recognized ideology” when he launched the deadly attacks on March 2.READ MORE: Thousands Of North Texas Students Head Back To School Monday
The explosions killed two people and seriously injured four others after bombs were left outside homes and along a public trail. Another exploded at a FedEx distribution center in San Antonio.
Conditt was tracked down using store surveillance video, cellphone signals and witness accounts of a customer shipping packages in a disguise that included a blond wig and gloves. Police finally found him at a hotel in Pflugerville, about 17 miles northeast of Austin.READ MORE: Texas Gov. Abbott Acknowledges Report Of Buffalo Bills Considering Austin As Possible Relocation Spot
Police say Conditt blew himself up on March 21, as officers closed in to make an arrest.
A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by the bomber details the differences among the weapons he built and calling himself a psychopath. Police say amounts to a confession.
Police say the video amounts to a confession, but a motive for the bombings remains unclear.MORE NEWS: Arlington Home Catches Fire During Sunday Storms
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