Suspected Texas serial bomber has family in Minnesota

Mark Conditt died on Tuesday after detonating an explosive during a chase.
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A man suspected of multiple bombings in Austin, Texas died last night during a chase by police.

Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, is believed to have detonated an explosive device in his vehicle that killed him.

He is suspected of several bombs sent to addresses across Austin, which resulted in the deaths of two people and injuries to several more, USA Today reports.

He has Minnesota ties

Although he lived in Pflugerville, Texas, it emerged shortly after he was identified as the suspected bomber that Conditt has family in Minnesota.

His mother, Danene Conditt, states on her Facebook page that she attended St. Louis Park High School and attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

She, too, lists her current home address as Pflugerville, though she has family that still lives in Minnesota.

This includes two sisters who the Star Tribune reports still live in the Twin Cities.

The family made a statement on Wednesday, with an aunt named Shanee saying: "We had no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in. Our family is a normal family in every way.

"We love, we pray, and we try to inspire and serve others. Right now our prayers are for those families that have lost loved ones, for those impacted in any way, and for the soul of our Mark. We are grieving and we are in shock."

According to CNN, the Conditts are a popular neighborhood presence, with those who know them describing them as "extremely good neighbors" and "church-going people."

"It’s extremely confusing. It doesn’t make sense. I suppose this type of thing never does," neighbor Jeff Reeb told the TV station.

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