The suspect believed to be responsible for a series of bombings in Texas has been named after he was killed following a confrontation with Austin's police SWAT team.
"The suspect is deceased and has significant injuries from detonating a bomb inside his vehicle," Brian Manley, the city's interim police chief, told reporters early Wednesday morning.
"As members of the Austin PD SWAT team approached the vehicle, the suspect detonated a bomb inside the vehicle, knocking one our squad officers back and one of our squad officers fired at him as well."
Two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation confirmed to NBC News that the suspect's name is Mark Anthony Conditt. Earlier, Manley said the suspect was a 24-year-old white male.
Manley also warned that the community should stay vigilant, suggesting that there could be other suspect packages outstanding.
President Donald Trump tweeted a response soon after the media briefing, praising the police.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told senators that "although the situation appears to be over, we urge the public to remain alert and report any suspicious activity or packages or devices."
The confirmation from police followed reports early Wednesday morning that the suspect in the Austin bombings was down and "neutralized." An earlier tweet by the Austin Police Department said it was working on an "officer involved shooting" but did not explicitly state that the shooting was related to the bombings.
The incident comes after a series of homemade bombs hit the Texas capital this month, killing two people and injuring several others.