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Suspect in Austin package bombings killed, reports say

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 05:46:37-04

5:12 a.m.

The suspect in the deadly Austin, Texas package bombings over the last nearly three weeks has been killed, according to several reports.

According to KEYE, the suspect was being pursued by police early Wednesday morning and detonated some device.

KEYE reports that police were pursuing the suspect when he detonated the explosive device, according to their source.

There have been five blasts in less than a month and two people were killed.

The first blast killed 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House on March 2.

The second blast came more than a week later, on the morning of March 12, killing 17-year-old Draylen Mason.

The third blast happened several hours later and critically injured a 75-year-old woman.

Those three blasts all happened after someone left explosives-laden packages on the victims' doorsteps.

Then, on Sunday night, the fourth bomb blew up and injured two men walking in a residential neighborhood and a fifth blew up Tuesday morning at a FedEx facility near San Antonio.