The mail bomb terrorist who targeted Austin, Texas, residents left a recording about his motivations, say Austin police, and they described what he said.
Here’s what police said about the recording
In a televised press conference Wednesday, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley indicated that the recording had information that would confirm the suspect as the source of six bombs.
“We have at this point located a recording that the suspect in this incident made,” Manley said. “It is about a 25-minute recording, where he talks about what he has done.”
“I would classify this as a confession,” he added. “This was on a phone that we found in his possession early this morning after we had the officer-involved shooting after he detonated that bomb that he had with him.”
“On this recording the suspect describes the six bombs he constructed with a level of specificity that he identified the differences among those six bombs,” he explained. “We have told you all along that they all had similarities which they did as far as specific components, but there are also differences between them. And on this recording he identified what those differences were.”
“Outcry of a very challenged man”
“I know everybody is interested in a motive and understanding why and we are never going to be able to put a ration behind these acts. But what I can tell you having listened to that recording, he does not at all mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate.”
“But instead, it is the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about challenges in his personal life that led him to this point.”
Here’s the video of the revelation to the media:
The mail bomb terrorist was killed when he detonated a bomb in his car as he realized that SWAT team members were closing in on him Wednesday.