Police Describe How Austin Bombing Suspect Set Off Explosive in Car

Authorities say that Austin police approached the bombing suspect in his SUV early Wednesday, banging on his car window.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference Wednesday evening that within seconds, the suspect had detonated a bomb in his car, blasting the officers backward.

Hanley said one officer then fired his weapon at the suspect. He said the county medical examiner has not finalized the cause of death, but that the bomb caused “significant” injuries.

Manley said “harrowing” video showed a “tremendous explosion” took place.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs said the video showed the officers’ heroism. Combs declined to say where the video came from.

Source: Associated Press