What we know about the Austin bombings

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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.

First Explosion

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.

Second Explosion

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. 

Third Explosion

Date: Monday, March 12

Time: 11:50 a.m.

Location: 6708 Galindo St. (southeast Austin)

Injured victim: 75-year-old Esperanza Morena Herrera, Hispanic woman

What: The package was found outside her home and exploded when she picked it up 


Fourth Explosion

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.

Fifth Explosion

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. 

Suspect dies in standoff with police

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. 

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