Quantcast
Connect with us

Suspected Austin, Texas bomber killed after shootout and bomb exploded in Round Rock

Published

on

Round Rock law enforcement austin bomber

The man police suspected was the Austin bomber has been shot by the FBI, according to local news reports.

Austin police tracked the alleged bomber down and engaged him in Round Rock early Wednesday, state law enforcement officials said. A device was then detonated, which police expected when they pursued him. Shots were then exchanged, WFAA’s Jason Whitely tweeted.

ADVERTISEMENT

He said that media received word last night at approximately 9:00 p.m. that law enforcement had identified the suspected bomber and was closing in on him. He was able to be located due to the FedEx packages that were sent and exploded Tuesday in the facility outside of San Antonio. Police wanted to surprise the individual, and waited overnight to do so in Round Rock.

“Investigators and officials used a mix of cell phone technology, security video and store receipts to track down the suspect,” KEUV reporter Jay Walls tweeted.

Law enforcement said in an early morning press conference that during that shootout the bomber killed himself after his bomb exploded. They noted that they are unsure of the person’s motivations at this time, but are continuing the investigation.

Police could not reveal the identity of the suspect prior to informing the family, however they did say it was a 24-year-old white male.

You can watch the local news feed below:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

BUSTED: Trump’s White House sent out anti-Vindman talking points — trashing their own staffer

Published

on

President Donald Trump's war on his own employees escalated on Tuesday when the White House spread talking points designed to result in a coordinated attack on a decorated active-duty Army officer.

"The Trump White House has taken the extraordinary step of distributing talking points to allies of the president trashing one of its employees," The Daily Beast reported after obtaining a copy of the document.

"On Tuesday morning, White House aide Julia Hahn emailed Trump surrogates under the subject line, “Vindman’s Complaints Are Nothing More Than Policy Disagreements,” according to messages reviewed by The Daily Beast. Hahn, a Steve Bannon protege and one of his former allies in the White House, works on outreach and communications involving pro-Trump talking heads and other players in conservative media," The Beast reported.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Don Lemon notes the GOP panic after their own witnesses gave testimony harming Trump: ‘Worried much?’

Published

on

CNN anchor Don Lemon explained how witnesses called by Republicans in the impeachment inquiry destoryed the defenses employed by President Donald Trump and his allies.

"Now, let's just be honest, the shakedown -- that's exactly what it is -- the shakedown is exposed, people," Lemon said.

"And the evidence comes from the Republican's own witnesses," he noted. "The former envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker -- who resigned just one day after the release of the whistleblower's report -- telling the president's defenders exactly what they did not want to hear."

"They called him apparently expecting him to say what he said in his closed-door testimony, that he saw no evidence of a quid pro quo, or let's call it for what it is again -- a shakedown," he continued. "Well, now he says he was wrong."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump declares it was a ‘great day for the GOP’ — and is mercilessly ridiculed for his absurd claim

Published

on

President Donald Trump responded to the end of the day's impeachment hearings by saying that it was a great day for the Republican Party and for the United States. There were many people who disagreed, however.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1196958035127783427

Every person who testified before Congress has said that Trump's obsession with Joe Biden was concerning enough to alert others. Even National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn’t believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL) asked him why then he felt the need to report it if there was nothing wrong, Morrison struggled to find an answer.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image