Austin bomber was an unemployed 20-something with no criminal record

Law enforcement officials identified the suspected Austin bomber who blew himself up as police converged on him as 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt of suburban Pflugerville, where he lived with two roommates.Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales said Conditt lived in his city, about 17 miles northeast of the capital and near the site of where a package bomb killed a 39-year-old man on March 2 – the first of four bombs.Police tracked Conditt to a hotel in Round Rock, a city in the Austin metropolitan area, using a variety of tactics — including cell phone triangulation — and surveillance video from an Austin FedEx, NBC News reported.They tracked his car until he pulled over on Interstate 35 about 3 a.m.EST and “detonated a bomb inside the vehicle, knocking one of our SWAT officers back,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said.The officer suffered minor injuries, he said.Another SWAT team member fired and, as is standard practice, has been placed on administrative duty pending an investigation, Manley said.“The suspect is deceased and has significant injuries from a blast that occurred from detonating a bomb inside his vehicle,” he added.Police , FBI and personnel from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene, the ATF said in a tweet early Wednesday.Jay Schulze, who has lived in the neighborhood for 13 years, said he was out jogging Tuesday night when he was stopped by police and asked about the bombings.see also Bombing suspect dead after blowing himself up in confrontation with police The suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin,.He said there has been a large police presence in the neighborhood and that that authorities flew drones over a home from about 9 p.m.Tuesday until about 3 a.m.Wednesday.He described the home over which the drones were flying as “a weird house with a lot of people coming and going” and a bit rundown.Investigators who accessed Conditt’s Google search history found he had been looking up other addresses in Austin and the surrounding areas, a law enforcement official told the Austin American-Statesman.Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were sent late Tuesday to two homes in the Cedar Park area to check front porches and notify residents that they may be in danger, according to the paper.Texas Gov.Greg Abbott told Fox News that Conditt’s roommates have been cooperating with authorities.“I would venture to say those two roommates are not at this time suspects,” Abbott said.The governor said investigators are trying to determine whether Conditt manufactured the explosive devices at the hotel where he was found.“That would be the possibility, but again we can’t say with specificity whether there was one or multiple locations where he was building the bombs,” he said.Police shared the footage showing a man believed to be Conditt entering the FedEx facility wearing what appeared to be a blond wig and gloves as he dropped off two packages.Officials said that although Conditt is bel