AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of Austin’s serial bomber (all times local):
The supervisor of the fugitive task force that helped apprehend the suspected Austin bomber says it’s the most rewarding case in his 23-year career.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Darren Sartin, who heads the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, said Friday that his team found Mark Anthony Conditt’s vehicle in the parking lot of a hotel outside Austin around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
He says that before Austin Police Department SWAT officers arrived, he saw someone inside the vehicle and it took off as officers pursued.
Sartin says the SWAT team caught up about a mile away. Police say Conditt detonated a bomb and died.
Sartin says his task force arrests hundreds of the region’s worst criminals every year, but “this guy was way beyond them.”