The Austin Bombing Suspect is Dead, 24 Year Old Man Blows Self Up in Vehicle as Law Enforcement Closed In (VIDEO)
AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD … GREAT JOB BY LAW ENFORCEMENT!!!
BREAKING … The Austin bombing suspect is dead. The suspect,who has terrorized Austin, Texas over the past three weeks was identified as a 24 year old, white male. His name has not yet been released. The suspect blew himself up in his vehicle as law enforcement closed in. Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley stated that the investigation continues; however, the suspect was responsible for for all of the incidents in Austin. In a press conference Wednesday morning, the police chief said that the suspect detonated a bomb inside the vehicle he was riding in as police approached. One officer was injured when the bomb was detonated but he suffered minor injuries. According to KVUE’s Tony Plohetski, authorities said they used surveillance video from the FedEx store on Brodie Lane in South Austin to lead them to the suspect. Chief Manley said they “don’t know where the suspect has been the past 24 hours,” and that there may be other devices out there. The public must remain vigilant and call 911 if they see anything suspicious.
The suspect in a string of bombings in Austin is dead, interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley confirmed early Wednesday.The name of the
suspect, described only as a 24-year-old white man, has not been released, pending notification of his family, Manley said.
Although police are still investigating the possibility of accomplices, he said, “we believe this individual is responsible for all of the incidents in Austin.”
Manley urged the community to remain vigilant for possible other explosives, adding that “we do not know where (the suspect) has been in the past 24 hours.”
Police have not identified a motive for the string of bombings, Manley said.
Investigators identified several leads but the case really broke in the past 24 to 36 hours, the chief said.
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.
Clues leading up to tracking down the Austin bomber. Exclusive photos of Austin bombing ‘Person of Interest’ dropping off 2 packages at Austin @FedEx store. Believed to be wearing wig.
UPDATE I: CNN Latest developments:
- In the past 36 hours, law enforcement received information directing them to a person of interest, who ultimately became a suspect.
- Surveillance teams tracked the suspect’s vehicle to a hotel in Round Rock, north of Austin. As police waited on tactical units, the vehicle left the hotel.
- SWAT approached the vehicle and the suspect detonated a bomb, killing himself and knocking back and injuring a SWAT member.
- A SWAT officer fired his weapon at the suspect. It’s unclear whether the officer shot the suspect.
- The suspect is a 24-year-old white man, and authorities don’t know whether he acted alone or what his motive was.
- He is responsible for all the incidents in Austin, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said.
- “This is the culmination of three very long weeks in our community,” Manley said.
- He urged residents to be vigilant, saying they don’t know where the bomber has been for the past 24 hours and if he sent additional packages.
- “Austin bombing suspect is dead. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!,” President Donald Trump tweeted.
TERROR ATTACK ON THE LONDON TUBE …
NBC News is reporting that there has been a terrorist attack on the London subway as a device was triggered on a rush-hour subway train. The terror attack took place at the Parsons Green Underground station in west London around 8.20am local time. The improvised explosive device was detonated on a London Underground train on Friday morning, injuring 22 people in what police say was a terrorist incident. Thankfully, there have been no confirmed fatalities.
A device that triggered a rush-hour fire aboard a subway train in the British capital was being investigated as terrorism Friday, police said.
Authorities confirmed 22 people had been injured at Parsons Green Tube station in southwest London. None of their wounds — mostly superficial burns — were considered serious or life-threatening.
Investigators were examining the remains of an improvised explosive device.
Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counterterrorism policing, said the blaze was being treated as a “terrorist incident.”
Police said no arrests had been made but would not comment on the manhunt for the culprit. London subway stations are well-equipped with surveillance cameras.
Citing two intelligence officials briefed on the incident, NBC News Investigations reported that U.K. authorities were trying to ensure there were no additional devices. The officials added that authorities believe the contents of the 5-gallon bucket detonated prematurely. It did not explode — but instead “flashed” and burned. The device was left next to one of the subway car’s doors.
Continuing Coverage: Parsons Green explosion was terrorist attack – London police
President Donald Trump calls Radiscal Islam Suicide Bomber an ‘Evil Loser’ Following Manchester Arena Carnage (VIDEO)
TRUMP CALLS MANCHESTER, ENGLAND SUICIDE BOMBER AN “EVIL LOSER”
Its about time some one called these individuals for what they really are. In the wake of the horrific Manchester, England terrorist suicide bombing that left 23 dead and scores more injured, President Donald Trump took to the podium and called the terrorist coward for what he really was, an evil loser. What a far cry from the days and reactions of the past eight years of Obama.
TERRORIST ATTACKS MANCHESTER, ENGLAND …
Twenty-two people are dead following a terrorist suicide bombing that took place in Manchester, England following an Ariana Grande concert. Police said the explosion took place outside the arena catching people as they exited. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the cowardly act.
The bomber also died when he detonated an improvised explosive device near one of the venue’s exits at 10:33 p.m. local time (5:33 p.m. ET) on Monday, according to authorities.
Officials said 59 other people were injured. Many others remained missing.
The incident sparked a nightlong search for loved ones as frantic parents tried to locate their children, and groups of friends scattered by the explosion sought each another.
Video shot inside the 21,000-capacity venue showed teenagers screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons. Some fans were still wearing the pop star’s trademark kitten ears as they fled.
“We have been treating this as a terrorist incident,” Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters. “Our priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network.”
The Mirror: “This is only the beginning”: Sick video shows ISIS jihadist make ominous warning after Manchester Arena blast
Air France Flight Heading to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris from Mauritius Diverted Due to Suspected Bomb Device
Air France fight 463 that was heading to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris from Mauritius was diverted to the Kenyan city of Mombasa early Sunday morning. The pilots requested an emergency landing after a device suspected to be a bomb was found in a lavatory. Authorities are questioning several suspects who were on an Air France flight. The device was made of cardboard, paper and a household timer, and had been found in a little cupboard that is behind a mirror. It was later determined to be a fake. 473 passengers and crew has to be evacuated from the aircraft by slides.
Kenyan authorities are questioning several suspects who were on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that was forced to land early Sunday in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa after a device suspected to be a bomb was found in a lavatory.
The CEO of Air France said hours after the plane had been grounded that the device discovered in the bathroom was a fake bomb.
The Boeing 777 was heading to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris from Mauritius when its pilots requested an emergency landing at early Sunday in the Kenyan city of Mombasa.
Frederic Gagey, the head of the airline, said the device was made of cardboard, paper and a household timer, and had been found in a little cupboard that is behind a mirror.
Four people have been arrested over a suspicious device that was found in the restroom of an Air France flight, prompting an emergency landing in Kenya early Sunday.
The four had all been on board Air France Flight 463, a Boeing 777 bound from Mauritius to Paris, which was diverted to the coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa after the device was found, Kenyan Cabinet secretary for the Ministry of Interior Joseph Nkaissery told CNN. He did not disclose their nationalities.