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Suspected Austin serial bomber dead after blowing self up with explosive, police say

AUSTIN, Texas — A man suspected in a string of bombings in Austin, Texas is dead after detonating a device and killing himself early Wednesday morning, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Police identified the suspect within the past 24 hours and were able to track him through his cell phone to a hotel in Williamson County before a chase happened.

According to KVUE, Austin police said they were working an officer-involved shooting on North Interstate 35.

Authorities were trying to arrest the man when he evaded police and eventually “detonated himself” when officers made a move on him.

Since March 2, the serial bomber has terrorized the Texas capital, killing two men and injuring four people.