Charges Still Possible in Austin Bombings

There may be an arrest after all in the Austin bombing terror earlier this month, U.S. Rep Michael McCaul (R-Texas), who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, tells News Radio 1200 WOAI.

McCaul says one of the former roommates of bomber Mark Conditt has been labeled a 'person of interest' in the Austin Police investigation.  The man has not been arrested and is not being named, but McCaul says he is being questioned about what he knew about Conditt's plans.

"This investigation now is probably winding down to this roommate," McCaul said.  "If he knew he had a duty to report that to authorities, and if he didn't report, that could be a problem for him.  It could also make you complicit in the conspiracy itself."

Conditt blew himself up in his car on I-35 in Round Rock as police closed in on him early on the morning of March 21.  His death has formally been ruled a suicide.

Two of Conditt's former roommates were detained at the home in Pflugerville the night Conditt killed himself.  McCall says only one of the roommates is the latest 'person of interest.'

McCaul says police are also hoping the roommate can shed some light onto Conditt's motives, which have not yet been revealed.  Austin Police declined to comment.

McCaul says he has been given new details of the 25 minute video 'confession' that was left behind on Conditt's phone.

"No remorse at all, calling himself a psychopath for many years, and then the final ending, talking about blowing himself up at a McDonalds," he said."That's what our federal, state, and local partners were able to stop."

McCaul says after the investigation is over, the fulll tape should be released to the public.


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