Austin Terrorist Had Hit List, Unique Modus Operandi

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The 23-year-old man linked to the deadly bombings that rocked Austin, Texas, and surrounding areas over the past month had a “target list” of future locations he wanted to strike, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Thursday.

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said that authorities have discovered that Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, had a “target list of future targets” including residences and addresses discovered by authorities.

“I think he had pulled these addresses, these were his future targets. It was a target list.” he said on “America’s Newsroom.”

McCaul added that based on the data authorities were able to retrieve from Conditt, they were able to go the homes and “clear them” from any suspicious packages.

“We were also able to use technology to find a digital footprint of where his cellphone had been, so that the key evidence was getting his cellphone number so that when he turned his cellphone immediately the SWAT teams descended on him at about 3 o’clock in the morning so we got close to him before he blew himself up,” he said.



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