Austin bomber known as computer geek person who was computer newsrough around the edges

Officers located the recording, in which Conditt described creating seven devices, including one he blew up during the conflict with police, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference. The recording was made on a phone, which was found in the suspects possession following the confrontation.

Conditts aunttold FOX her nephews actions were a horrible, horrible thing.

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I have no idea [why he did this], she said. He was at my Christmas le. He was a great kid. He was smart, loving, kind. I have no idea who this person is.

Conditt was the oldest of four children and grew up in Pflugerville, located northeast of Austin. On Wednesday, authorities recovered homemade explosives from inside the home, which he shared with two roommates.

Its just awful and Im so sorry that everybodys dealing with this, Mary Condiold the television station.

When I met Mark, he was really rough around the edges, Jeremiah Jensen told the news. He was a very assertive person and would…end up being kind of dominant and intimidating in conversation. A lot of people didnt understand him and where he was coming from. He really just wanted to tell the truth. What I remember about him he would push back on you if you said something without thinking about it. He loved to think and argue and turn things over and figure out what was really going on.

Authorities surround the home of the Austin bombing suspect Mark Conditt in Pflugerville, Texas, Wednesday, March , .Jay Janner /Austin AmericanStatesman via AP

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His uncle, who lives in Lakewood, Colorado, described him in an interview with the Associated Press as smart, and a computer geek.

I mean this is coming from nowhere. We just dont know what. I dont know how many ways to say it but everyone is caught off guard by this, Mike Courtney said.

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Officials investigate near a vehicle, center, where a suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up as authorities closed in on him, in Round Rock, Texas, Wednesday, March , .Jay Janner/Austin AmericanStatesman via AP

A spokesman for the church told the no records of past engagement or past involvement by Conditt were found.

A friend of Condiold the Austin AmericanStatesmanhe was smart and opinionated, but also intimidating.


Jensen, , told the Statesman they two were homeschooled and he would often go to the Conditt home for lunch after church on Sundays and they attended Bible study and other activities together. They became close in and .

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Austin bomber known as computer geek, person who was rough around the edges

Conditt had attended regular church services at Austin Stone Community Church, according to Jensen, who added that he didnt know if Conditt held onto his ith.

I know ith was a serious thing for him, Jensen said. I dont know if he held onto his ith or not. The kind of anger that he expressed and the kind of hate that he succumbed to, thats not what he believed in in high school. I dont know what happened along the way. This wasnt him.

Authorities announced late Wednesday that Conditt recorded a minutelong confession to his crimes before detonating a bomb in his sport utility vehicle as officers moved in for an arrest near Austin.

The yearold man linked to the deadly bombings that rocked Austin, Texas, and surrounding areas over the past month was described by a mily member on Wednesday as a computer geek, while a friend described Mark Anthony Conditt as being an intimidating person.

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This undated photo from Facebook and student ID photo released by Austin Community College shows Mark Anthony Conditt.Facebook/Austin Community College

In the recording, the yearold did not mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate, the police chief said. The message is rather the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about challenges in his personal life.

Conditt attended Austin Community College from to and was a business administration major, but he did not graduate, college spokeswoman Jessica Vess told the AP, adding that no disciplinary actions were made against Conditt.Austin bomber known as computer geek person who was computer newsrough around the edges