>> Police removed explosive material discovered inside the home of the suspected Austin bomber Wednesday. Authorities evacuated a five block radius around the suspects home as they cleared it of any dangerous material.>> There was no completed devices in the house. There's componentry and the homemade explosive material that we found in the house.
And that's what we were most concerned about.>> The hunt for the suspected bomber whom police identified as 23 year old Texas resident, Mark Anthony Conditt, came to a dramatic close Wednesday morning. Conditt detonated a bomb inside his car with police closing in. Now the FBI, ATF, and local authorities are trying to piece together a motive.
Though he had been a person of interest, police say they don't know if Conditt acted alone or had accomplices. They do think he was behind the six explosions that terrified Austin. Two African-American men were killed, leaving police to consider the attacks possible hate crimes. Five others were injured in the blasts.
Conditt, an unemployed college dropout, lived in the Austin suburb of Pflugerville with a couple of roommates. Neighbors there are offering an all too familiar description of a guy who mostly kept to himself.>> He looked like a pretty typical young, college aged guy that was just hanging out over there.
>> Conditt's parents who also live in the town and who homeschooled their son, known as friendly people.>> There is nicest families you want to have, nicest neighbors as you want to have.>> While they say they don't believe there are anymore packages planted by Conditt, police are warning the community to still remain on alert.