The suspect in the Austin bombings was killed during an early Wednesday raid by local police and the FBI, according to multiple local reports. Around 5 a.m. local time, KVUE-TV reporter Kris Betts tweeted: “APD, FBI arresting suspect in Austin bombing. Suspect detonated device, shots were fired.” Shortly afterward, a reporter from the same station, Tony Plohetski, said the suspect was dead, adding: “Sources say the suspect killed himself using an explosive device.” Reporter Jason Whitely from WFAA-TV offered more detail, saying: “The suspect in the #AustinBombings has been killed after FBI, Austin police tracked him down and engaged him in Round Rock within the last hour, according to state law enforcement officials. A device detonated—which they expected when they pursued him. Then shots.” Whitely claimed the suspect was identified using FedEx packages he sent containing explosives. The Austin Police Department has tweeted that it was “working an Officer Involved Shooting” in the Round Rock area, just outside of Austin.
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