Police chief says Austin bomber was a domestic terrorist

Crime scene
Police tape marks off the neighborhood where a package bomb went off on March 19 in Austin. Photo: Drew Anthony Smith / Getty Images

Austin's interim police chief Brian Manley said Thursday that Mark Conditt, who detonated a series of bombs across the city this month before committing suicide last week, was a domestic terrorist — a label Manley was initially hesitant to give him while the investigation was still underway.

"I actually agree now that he was a domestic terrorist for what he did to us... This is a distinction I wanted to make today."
— Manley during a panel discussion hosted by KUT-FM, Austin's National Public Radio station.