After the white suspect believed to be responsible for the serial bombings in Austin was killed during a police chase, the chief of police delivered a press conference where he never called him a terrorist.
Austin Police Chief Bryan Manley said his department found a 25-minute video confession on the cell phone of suspect Mark Anthony Conditt, 23. Conditt blew himself up early Wednesday as a SWAT team closed in.
Manley said Conditt recorded himself confessing to the bombings in elaborate detail. The chief then went on to say the confession shows "the outcry of a very challenged young man."
"He does not at all mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate," said Manley.
“Sometimes we can't assign a reason to irrational acts,” he added. “This is a very troubled young man who was talking about challenges in his life that led him to the point in his life that led him to take the actions that he took.”
The recording did not reveal why Conditt targeted the Black families who saw two relatives die from the package bombs.
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