Hours before Austin bombing suspect Mark Conditt blew himself up in his car on I-35 early this morning, he had been named in a federal indictment and a federal warrant was out for his arrest, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The federal charges charged Conditt with multiple felonies, including Unlawful Possession and Transfer of a Destructive Device.
"Hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers worked together to identify and locate Conditt," U.S. Attorney John Bash said. "I send my deepest condolences to the families of Anthony House and Draylen Mason, and I pray for the recovery of the surviving victims of these monstrous crimes."
House and Mason were the two men killed in the explosions. Three other people, including an employee at the FedEx facility in Schertz, were wounded.
The arrest warrant was issued about four hours before Austin Police cornered Conditt on I-35, and he blew up an explosive device as officers approached his car, killing himself instantly.