The people of Austin Texas have been living in a world of horror over the course of the last few weeks, as a serial bomber has ravaged the city with a number of all-too-effective devices.
The bombs, which were largely disguised as packages, had shown a range of sophistication and effectiveness, as well as a number of varying delivery methods. Police had indicated, all too unwillingly, that the situation was far more grave than originally believed after a recent device was discovered to have utilized a tripwire to detonate – an evolution in tactics that forced police to rethink their entire investigation.
As explosions rocked FedEx facilities and the streets alike, the manhunt expanded enormously. Soon, the authorities were using every asset at their disposal in attempting to identify and apprehend the still unknown bomber.
“District Attorney Margaret Moore praised the investigation in an interview Wednesday morning, saying that ‘the participation has been truly remarkable by all the agencies involved, including the FBI, ATF, DPS, and the Postal Inspector.’
“'(Austin police) was the lead all the way and threw everything at it. It was magnificent effort,’ Moore said.”
After a number of sophisticated police maneuvers revealed a suspect, it was time for police to corner and apprehend 23 year old Michael Conditt of Pflugerville, Texas. Conditt had other ideas.
“The suspect in a string of bombings in Austin is dead, interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley confirmed early Wednesday.
“He described how authorities tracked down the suspect’s vehicle to a Round Rock-area hotel. Police began following the suspect’s vehicle, and as SWAT approached, the suspect detonated a bomb in the car, Manley said.
“Manley said an officer had fired at the suspect, and another officer who was knocked back by the blast was treated for minor injuries.”
Police are still unsure if Conditt died from a gunshot wound or from his, hopefully, last device.
There are still concerns that Conditt’s bombing run is not over, given that his devices have been found within FedEx processing centers near San Antonio.
“Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted, ‘BIG NEWS. The Austin Bomber is dead,’ before adding that ‘more work needs to be done to ensure no more bombs had been sent before he died.’
“’The investigation continues to learn more information,’ Abbott wrote. ‘Congratulations to the combined law enforcement effort.’
“The governor also appeared on Fox News and reiterated warnings to residents that ‘we don’t know if there are any other bombs out there and if so how many or where they may be … So everyone needs to be remaining vigilant.’
“President Donald Trump’s first tweet of the day on Wednesday was congratulatory as well: ‘AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!’”
The Austin bombings occurred on the heels of a horrific incident in Parkland, Florida last month that instigated a massive effort by the radical left to neuter the Second Amendment. Conditt’s crimes will surely force the democrats and their liberal legions to backtrack a bit, given that no firearms were used in his crimes.
In fact, Conditt’s bombing run serves to reiterate the idea that criminals will always be criminals, and those looking to harm others will not be stopped by any amount of laws or designations made by society.