Texas Bombing Suspect Blew Himself Up
The suspect in the series of deadly bombings in the American state of Texas killed himself in an explosion early Wednesday.
Police ended the three-week search for the suspect but warned that there might be more unexploded bombs out there.
An official told the Associated Press that the suspect was Mark Anthony Conditt. He was 24 years old. Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales told the AP that Conditt lived two blocks away from his house. The city is near the Texas capital of Austin.
Officials are still looking for the reason behind the five bombings and whether the suspect acted alone. The four bombings in Austin and one in nearby San Antonio killed two people and wounded four others.
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said officers were watching the suspect in the last 24 to 36 hours. They found his vehicle at a hotel in Round Rock. As they prepared to move in for an arrest, the man drove away.
Manley said officers were following the vehicle when it went off the road. The officers moved toward the car on foot. The suspect then exploded a bomb inside his vehicle. The force blew one officer back and killed the suspect.
The Austin American-Statesman newspaper reported that officials had identified the suspect based largely on a security video. The suspect had sent a bomb from a FedEx store in Austin.
Officials believe he was responsible for all the bombings. However, they warned of the possibility of more bombs.
Chief Manley said, "We don't know where this suspect has spent his last 24 hours and therefore we still need to remain vigilant to ensure that no other packages or devices have been left to the community."
Fred Milanowski is an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He said it was "hard to say" if the bombing suspect had acted alone.
He said, "What we do know is we believe the same person built each one of these devices."
U.S. President Donald Trump praised officials working on the case on Twitter, "AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!"
1.drive away （将车）开走
We heard him drive away.
2.act alone 独自行动
Under Mr Bush, the US was quite prepared to act alone, when necessary.
3.looking for 寻找
I happened on just the thing I'd been looking for.
4.went off 进行
Then the fire alarm went off. I just grabbed my clothes and ran out.
5.Officials believe he was responsible for all the bombings.
responsible for 对...负责
The man immediately responsible for this misery is the province's governor.
I feel partly responsible for the problems we're in.
6.He said it was "hard to say" if the bombing suspect had acted alone.
It's hard to say 很难说...
It's hard to say at this stage how the market will develop.
It's hard to say what his intentions were in saying that.
一名官员告诉美联社，嫌犯名为马克·安东尼·康迪特（Mark Anthony Conditt）。今年24岁 。普夫卢格维尔市市长维克多·冈萨雷斯（Victor Gonzales）告诉美联社，康迪特的住址离他家只有两个街区 。该市位于得州首府奥斯汀附近 。
奥斯汀警察局局长布莱恩·曼利（Brian Manley）表示，在过去的24小时到36小时内，警方一直在监视这名嫌犯。他们在朗德罗克一家酒店外发现嫌疑人的车辆 。当他们准备实施抓捕时，嫌犯驾车逃跑 。
曼利称，警方一直跟踪这辆汽车。在警方靠近的过程中，嫌犯引爆了车内的炸弹 。爆炸导致一名警员受伤，嫌犯死亡 。
弗雷德·米拉诺斯基（Fred Milanowski）是美国烟酒枪械及爆炸物管理局的负责人。他说，嫌疑人是否为单独行动还“很难说” 。
美国总统特朗普（Donald Trump）在推特上赞扬负责该案件的警方人员：“奥斯汀爆炸案嫌犯已死。所有相关的执法人员做的很棒！” 。