Austin bomber blows himself up

Law enforcement released this CCTV image of the bombing suspect at a FedEx store (Image Source: Austin Police)

The terror of a mad bomber is over after police in Austin, Texas, were able to track the suspect down. According to an Austin police spokesperson, around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, police surrounded a White male, 24, as he was sitting in his car. As it became clear there was no escape and police approached, the suspect detonated a bomb. The incident occurred a few miles outside of the city limits of Austin.

Police have not released the name of the suspect, but have stated he was a man local to the Austin area. President Trump posted the following on Twitter:

Police are telling the public to remain aware because the bomber may have planted more explosive devices around the city. The series of bombings in the city killed two people and injured several as it became apparent that Blacks and Hispanics in the city were being targeted. At this time law enforcement has not released a possible motive for the bomber’s actions.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Join Our Newsletter

Get the latest news from Rolling Out.