Austin Bombings Suspect Reported Dead During Arrest Attempt By Police, FBI

Update: 4:36 a.m. EDT — The Austin bombing suspect was killed following shots fired by the police as soon as he tried to detonate a bomb on Wednesday. Some unconfirmed reports suggest the suspect detonated himself while trying to set off the bomb. It is not yet known how many officers were involved in the shooting or if any of the law enforcement agents were injured.

The unidentified suspect is believed to have dropped off two suspicious packages in the FedEx store on Sunday, CBS Austin reported. One of them exploded on a conveyor belt at a FedEx sorting facility outside of San Antonio, Texas. The second one was intercepted by the police in a facility near the Austin airport. The packages were dropped off at 7:30 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. EDT).

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