Five explosions in three weeks. Two people are dead and the Austin Police Department, as well as several federal agencies, are working around the clock to determine who is responsible and what the motive might be. Authorities are currently working under the theory that all the explosions are connected.
Here’s a look at each explosion and the victims in each case.
Date: Friday, March 2
Time: 6:55 a.m.
Location: 1112 Haverford Dr. (northeast Austin)
Deceased victim: Anthony Stephan House, 39, black male
What: A device in the form of a package detonated on House’s front porch. He died a short time later at the hospital.
Date: Monday, March 12
Time: 6:44 a.m.
Location: 4806 Oldfort Hill Dr. (east Austin)
Deceased victim: 17-year-old Draylen Mason, black male.
Injured victim: Woman in her 40s — she is the 17-year-old’s mother.
What: The package was brought inside the home, where it exploded in the kitchen.
Date: Monday, March 12
Time: 11:50 a.m.
Location: 6708 Galindo St. (southeast Austin)
What: The package was found outside her home and exploded when she picked it up
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive (Travis Country neighborhood)
Injured victims: 22-year-old William Grote III and his 23-year-old friend, both white males
What: The device was attached to a tripwire, which is different than the three packages in the previous bombings. Grote was riding his bike on the street and his friend was walking on the sidewalk when they tripped the bomb.
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 12:30 a.m.
Location: FedEx ground sorting facility located in Schertz, Texas (approximately 75 miles south of Austin)
Injured victim: One female worker (reported her ears were ringing, she was checked onsite and released)
What: The FedEx package was shipped from Austin and bound for an Austin address when it exploded at the Schertz ground sorting facility. The package was moving on a conveyer belt when it detonated. Authorities believe the package was sent from the FedEx shipping store on Brodie Lane in Austin. FedEx confirms the person responsible sent two packages — the second package that did not detonate has been turned over to law enforcement.
Other: On the same day, around 6:19 a.m., Austin police responded to a suspicious package at the FedEx facility in southeast Austin.
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 2 a.m.
Location: Interstate 35 and Old Settlers Boulevard in Round Rock
Deceased: 23-year-old suspect Mark Conditt. Authorities said he blew himself up as a SWAT team moved in
What: Conditt pulled into a ditch following a brief pursuit by federal agents and local law enforcement. A standoff ensued and the suspect detonated a bomb in his car as the SWAT team moved in.