Newly released chopper video shows dramatic takedown of Austin bomber

Law enforcement officials search for evidence at the site where the Austin serial bomber blew himself up inside his SUV in Round Rock, Texas, on March 21, 2018. It took almost three weeks to catch him from the first bombing in early March and terrorized the Austin community in the interim.
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Law enforcement officials search for evidence at the site where the Austin serial bomber blew himself up inside his SUV in Round Rock, Texas, on March 21, 2018. It took almost three weeks to catch him from the first bombing in early March and terrorized the Austin community in the interim.

Credit: Scott Olson

Credit: Scott Olson

Texas state officials released new aerial video of the culmination of a manhunt in March for a serial bombing suspect.

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The dramatic helicopter video shows law enforcement officers cornering Mark Conditt's small SUV on a Round Rock highway on March 20. As an officer pounds on the window of Conditt's vehicle, a bomb explodes inside, forcing authorities back.

“Got an explosion. Got an explosion inside the vehicle,” an officer said.

Conditt, 24, was killed in the blast.

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A series of bombings in the Austin area beginning on March 2, including one at a San Antonio FedEx facility, killed two people and injured five.