Newly released chopper video shows dramatic takedown of Austin bomber

Credit: Scott Olson

Credit: Scott Olson

Texas state officials released new aerial video of the culmination of a manhunt in March for a serial bombing suspect.

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The dramatic helicopter video shows law enforcement officers cornering Mark Conditt's small SUV on a Round Rock highway on March 20. As an officer pounds on the window of Conditt's vehicle, a bomb explodes inside, forcing authorities back.

“Got an explosion. Got an explosion inside the vehicle,” an officer said.

Conditt, 24, was killed in the blast.

A series of bombings in the Austin area beginning on March 2, including one at a San Antonio FedEx facility, killed two people and injured five.

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