Over the course of 19 days in March 2018, 23-year old Mark Anthony Conditt planted a series of homemade bombs around Austin neighborhoods, killing two, injuring five others, and paralyzing an entire city. Bomber tells the untold story of how law enforcement hunted down the 2018 Austin serial bomber and brought 19 days of terror to a sudden, cataclysmic end. Bomber is produced in collaboration with Austin's ABC affiliate KVUE.
The day after a tripwire device explodes and injures two young men, Austin police are called out to another explosion at a FedEx facility southwest of Austin. Investigators are frantically working on leads to put an end to the bombings, but just as a major break comes in, more bad news could derail the manhunt.
Austin residents are living in fear as police continue to hunt for a killer. Investigators are compiling a growing database of evidence and potential suspects, but the bomber goes quiet again. How can they track down a serial bomber in a city of millions? Will they find the clue they need to break the case open? Can they do it before the bomber strikes again?
Ten days after the first bomb exploded on March 2, 2018, another package bomb explodes on the East Side of Austin in a fatal attack taking the life of a promising 17-year-old classical musician. Four hours later, a third explosion. Austin is struck by the sickening realization that a serial bomber is on the loose.
On the premiere episode of Bomber, we'll take you back to March 2018 when a bomb exploded on a front porch in Austin, Texas. Anthony Stephan House, a husband and father, was killed opening the package while helping his daughter get ready for school. Our reporters were on the scene that day as investigators carefully went through the evidence and gathered bomb fragments. We talked to neighbors and police and eventually learned that the cause of the explosion was a package bomb. The bomb was determined to be an isolated incident in coming days. But as we came to learn, the attacks were only just beginning and Austin was in store for 19 days that residents will never forget.