How the Texas bombings unfolded

After 5 explosions, 6th blast takes suspect’s life

After perpetrating five bomb attacks over 19 days — and possibly planning a sixth that was foiled by police — Austin’s “serial bomber” blew himself up Wednesday.

Here’s what police say about each attack:

March 2

Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed when a package exploded at about 6:55am on his front porch in the Harris Ridge neighborhood in north Austin.

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March 12

The second blast came ten days later around 6:44 a.m. in the city’s East MLK neighborhood. The package bomb killed 17-year-old Draylen Mason, and left his mother with non-life-threatening injuries.


March 12

Several hours later, a third blast from a porch package critically injured a 75-year-old woman in southeast Austin’s Montopolis neighborhood.

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March 18

A fourth bomb blew up, injuring two men, a 22- and 23-year-old, who were walking in Austin’s Travis Country neighborhood at night. It was detonated by a tripwire.

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March 20

A FedEx employee suffered minor injuries when a package exploded on a conveyor belt at a facility in Schertz, about an hour away from Austin.

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March 20

Six hours after the explosion in Schertz, police intercepted a suspicious package at another FedEx facility in southeast Austin. No injuries were reported.

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March 21

Police track the suspect’s vehicle to a hotel in Round Rock, north of Austin. The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt, drove away and stopped on Interstate 35. He blew himself up as police closed in.

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Investigators are now searching for a motive and any possible accomplices. They think the same person is responsible for all the bombings. Police urge residents to stay alert in case there are more bombs.