Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET
A man whom police had identified as their top suspect in a string of deadly bombings in the Austin, Texas, area this month killed himself early Wednesday by triggering an explosion in his car as officers approached the vehicle to make an arrest, police said Wednesday.
The dead suspect was Mark Anthony Conditt, a federal law enforcement source has confirmed to member station KUT in Austin.
He is believed to have lived in Pflugerville, outside Austin.