Austin police chief calls bomber ‘domestic terrorist’

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin police chief says a “domestic terrorist” set off a series of explosions that killed two people and seriously injured four others in the Texas capital.

Chief Brian Manley had previously hesitated to the label of the bombing of domestic terrorism, citing the ongoing investigation.

But at a meeting on Thursday, the police and the community reaction to the bombings, Manley referred to as the accused bomber is a “domestic terrorist for what he did for us.”

Mark Conditt blew themselves up as authorities approached on March 21. He had planted bombs that terrorized Austin weeks.

Manley earlier mentioned Conditt a “very troubled young man,” drawing criticism that the bomber would have been labeled as a terrorist faster if he had not been a white man.

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