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Package bombings in Texas

Law enforcement personnel investigate the scene where the Texas bombing suspect blew himself up on the side of a highway north of Austin in Round Rock, Texas, March 21, 2018. (Photo: Loren Elliott/Reuters)

Package bombings in Texas

A man suspected of carrying out a series of parcel bombings in the Texas capital Austin blew himself up Wednesday as police closed in, easing tensions in a city that had been on edge for weeks.

Police said they surrounded Mark Conditt outside a hotel in the suburbs of Austin, where a series of bombings that began on March 2 killed two people and injured several others.

The suspect detonated a device in his car and later died, Austin police chief Brian Manley said, bringing a dramatic end to the massive manhunt involving hundreds of federal agents and local police. (AFP)

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