'Stopping the Austin Bomber': A KVUE-Statesman special

I’m Greg, and these are Armadillo Eggs Me and my buddies are always sitting around a campfire trading stories and talking about grilling That’s where I thought up Armadillo Eggs barbecue marinated chicken, stuffed in a jalapeno and wrapped in bacon They are awesome! I guess H-E-B agreed They picked them as a Quest for Texas’ Best finalist And now they’re in H-E-Bs all over Texas Thanks to H-E-B, our small business has gotten a whole lot bigger I’m Greg…and this is the “Best in Texas” department at H-E-B No store does more than my H-E-B >>> TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS PROVIDED BY — >>> WELL, WE HAVE RUN OUT OF TIME FOR TONIGHT, BUT WE HAVE ONE MORE THING FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT BEFORE WE GO >> HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, EVERYBODY >> BYE-BYE >> BYE >> DEREK HOUGH IS LAUNCHING HIS FIRST SOLO DANCE TOUR WITHOUT SISTER JULIANNE SHE’S JOINING “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.” >> HOW DO YOU THINK JULIANNE WILL DO WITH SIMON COWELL? >> SHE’LL BE GREAT >> SHE CAN HANDLE HER OWN OUT THERE? >> SHE’S A BEAST SHE IS A STRONG WOMAN LET’S JUST SAY THAT >> DEREK EXPECTS TO SEE ANOTHER STRONG WOMAN ON HIS TOUR, FELLOW “WORLD OF DANCE” JUDGE, J-LO >> WOULD YOU PULL HER UP ON STAGE? >> I MEAN, I WOULD DEFINITELY MAKE HER FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE FOR SURE BECAUSE I LOVE DOING THAT I LOVE MAKING HER FEEL AWKWARD AND WEIRD >> THE SHOW WILL INCLUDE AN HOMAGE TO DEREK’S IDOL, GENE KELLY, RECREATING THIS SCENE FROM “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.” KELLY’S WIDOW SAYS GENE WOULD APPROVE >> HE WOULD HAVE STOOD UP AND CHEERED >> THAT MEANS A LOT TO ME HEARING THAT JUST NOW THANK YOU THANK YOU WOW >> 911, WHAT’S YOUR EMERGENCY?

>> 4911, E.M.S >> I NEED AN E.M.S., PLEASE >> TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED >> SOMETHING EXPLODED IN THE HOUSE AND MY GRANDSON IS BLEEDING EVERYWHERE OH, MY GOD PLEASE, HURRY >> THEY’RE ON THEIR WAY IS ANYTHING STILL BURNING? >> AN EXPLOSION AT A HOUSE IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN >> I THOUGHT, IS THIS REAL? >> SOMETHING EXPLODE OR SOMETHING THERE’S BLOOD EVERYWHERE WE NEED AN AMBULANCE IMMEDIATELY >> MORE BOMB EXPLOSIONS IN AUSTIN >> WE ARE HAVING INNOCENT PEOPLE HURT IN THIS COMMUNITY >> WE’VE GOT TO GET THIS GUY NOW >> GOT AN EXPLOSION GOT AN EXPLOSION INSIDE THE VEHICLE >> FOR 19 DAYS, IN MARCH 2018, A BOMBER ATTACKED AUSTIN A YEAR LATER, INVESTIGATORS WHO WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK ARE OPENING UP ABOUT THEIR EMOTIONS AND RETRACING THEIR STEPS WITH US AT TIMES THEY WERE FRUSTRATED AND EXHAUSTED UNTIL THEY FINALLY GOT A BIG BREAK THAT HELPED THEM STOP THE AUSTIN BOMBER >> IT WAS JUST A REALLY LOUD, DEEP BOOM I JUST KIND OF FREAKED OUT PICKED UP MY SON AND RAN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION >> ON THE MORNING OF MARCH 2, 2018, ANTHONY STEFANHAUS STEPPED OUT OF HIS HOME IN NORTHWEST AUSTIN BRIAN MANLY, THE POLICE CHIEF ARRIVE AT THE SCENE SOON AFTER >> YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WAS THAT YOU DID NOT THE TYPE OF ATTACK YOU HAD HERE HE SUSPECTED THE BLAST WAS AN ACCIDENT >> WE HAVE NO INFORMATION THIS IS ANYTHING BEYOND AN ISOLATED INCIDENT >> BUT WHEN INVESTIGATORS SAW DEBRIS SCATTERED ACROSS THE YARD, THEY KNEW IT WAS A BOMB THEY QUICKLY CHASED TO CHASING A FLURRY OF LEADS >> I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE’S SOMETHING GOING AROUND AND LEAVING PACKAGES THEY LOOKED AT THE POSSIBILITY THAT IT WAS MISTAKEN POSSIBILITY THAT IT WAS RETALIATION FOR A RECENT DRUG RAID ON HIS STREET THEY FLOATED THE POSSIBILITY THAT HAUS MAY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE >> WE CAN’T RULE OUT THAT HE CONSTRUCTED THIS HIMSELF AND ACCIDENTALLY DETONATED IT >> BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE BUREAU OF FIRE ARMS, TOBACCO AND EXPLOSIVES GOT THE SCENE >> OUR EXPLOSIVE EXPERTS PUT THE DEVICE BACK TOGETHER SO WE KNEW CERTAIN THINGS THAT WERE IN THAT DEVICE, THE TYPE OF PIPE THAT WAS USED, ANY KIND OF BATTERYS THAT WERE USED WE CAN START GOING TO STORES THAT WE KNOW SELL THOSE PRODUCTS >> MORE THAN 100 FEDERAL AGENTS BEGAN FANNING THROUGHOUT AUSTIN GOING TO STORES LIKE LOWES AND HOME DEPOT >> A LOT OF STORES HAVE CREDIT CARD INVENTORIES WE STARTED TO BUILD A DATA BASE OF PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT ONE OR MORE OF THESE COMPONENTS BUT EVERY MINUTE COUNTED WHILE HE WAS STILL THROUGHOUT WORKING ON HIS NEXT TARGET >> 10 DAYS LATER, EVERYONE’S ON THIS ROUTINE NOW THEY’VE BEEN WORKING THIS CASE TOGETHER FOR THE LAST 10 DAYS AND THEN A SECOND DEVICE GOES OFF >> IT WAS IN THAT MOMENT THAT I ABSOLUTELY RECOGNIZED THAT WE HAD SOMEONE ATTACKING OUR CITY >> ON THE MORNING OF MARCH 12TH, A SECOND EXPLOSION THIS ONE KILLING 17-YEAR-OLD DRAYLEN MASON, A WELL-KNOWN STUDENT AND MUSICIAN >> RIGHT NOW, I’M STILL LIKE IN DENIAL LIKE — >> THIS WAS THE FIRST CASE FOR DEB TECH ACTIVE YOLANDA RAMIREZ — DETECTIVE YOLANDA RAMIREZ >> THIS WAS A YOUNG CHILD THAT HAD THE REST OF HIS LIFE TO LIVE >> RAMIREZ WAS IN CHARGE OF INVESTIGATING BOTH MURDERS >> AND REALIZING THAT THE PERSON OR PERSONS DOING THIS DID NOT CARE WHO THE VICTIM WAS >> INVESTIGATORS WERE STILL OUTSIDE THE MASON HOME A FEW HOURS LATER WHEN MANLY LOOKED UP TO SEE A GROUP OF COMMANDERS RUSHING OVER >> THEY CAME UP AND LET ME KNOW THAT WE HAD ANOTHER BOMB GO OFF >> WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO THAT? >> ABSOLUTE CONCERN THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY WERE BEING PLACED ON DOORSTEPS IN FRONT OF PEOPLE’S HOMES, THE

THOUGHT OF AN UNSUSPECTING CHILD WALK DOWN THE STREET PICKING UP A PACKAGE, IT WAS JUST VERY CONCERNING >> IT WAS LIKE WHY HERE? WHY MY SISTER? >> THE THIRD BLAST CRITICALLY INJURED EASY PERANSA HERRERA WHO FAMILY MEMBERS CALL HOPE SHE WAS STAYING WITH HER ELDERLY MOTHER ON GALINDO STREET AND BELIEVE THE PACKAGE WAS MAIL ORDER MEDICATION HER MOTHER LATER TOLD ME WHAT SHE REMEMBERS THAT DAY >> I SAW HER ON THE GROUND — ALL BLOODY AND NOT GOING TO GET TO HER BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LET ME >> HOW MANY MORE DID THIS PERSON OR PERSONS PLANT OVERNIGHT? HOW MANY MORE UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE HANDLE A PACKAGE AND SUFFER THE KIND OF INJURIES OR LOSS OF LIFE THAT WE’VE ALREADY SEEN? >> HOW DO WE GET IN FRONT OF THIS GOO? >> CHRIS COLMES LED THE INVESTIGATION FOR THE F.B.I >> WE SAID THIS WAS A SERIAL BOMBER WE HAVE NO JUMP INTO THIS WITH EVERYTHING WE HAVE >> NEW THEORIES, THAT IT WAS JUST A HIT ON HAUS WITH NO REAL CLUES, DETECTIVES TURNED TO THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SERIAL KILLER WAS TARGETED THE MINORITY POPULATION >> NOW YOU START THINKING IS THIS SOME KIND OF FRINGE GROUP >> WE IMMEDIATELY STARTED TALKING ABOUT THAT THAT BECAME PART OF THE INVESTIGATION WE STILL DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING THAT MADE US BELIEVE THAT IT WAS HATE RELATED, BUT WE DIDN’T HAVE REASON TO RULE IT OUT EITHER >> THERE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE HAUS FAMILY AND THE MASONS BUT NOTHING THAT WOULD MAKE ANY OF THEM A TARGET >> OBVIOUS LE, EVERYONE INVOLVED WAS TRYING TO TIE THESE VICTIMS TOGETHER AND SEE WHY WERE THESE VICTIMS TARGETED >> OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, INVESTIGATORS PLOWED THROUGH DOZENS OF TIPS AND GATHERED HOME SECURITY FOOTAGE FROM THE NEIGHBORS >> YOU’RE LOOK AT COMPONENTS WITHIN THE DEVICE, POTENTIAL CELL PHONE INFORMATION, WHOSE CELL PHONE MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN THE AREA YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE’S BACKGROUNDS MAYBE A THREAT THAT THEY MADE IN THE PAST ARE THEY — >> THEY ALSO GOT THEIR HOPES UP WHEN THEY CAME ACROSS TWO MEN THAT BECAME PERSONS OF INTEREST >> WE STARTED INVESTIGATING THEM TO RULE THEM OUT AS WELL AS TO RULE THEM IN THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS GO AFTER SOMEBODY WHO IS INNOCENT >> OVER THE NEXT FIVE DAYS, THEIR CONCERNS WERE STRONG ENOUGH THAT MAINLY ORDERED THAT THOSE TWO MEN BE KEPT UNDER 24-HOUR UNDERCOVER SURVEILLANCE POLICE WOULD WATCH THEIR EVER MOVE BUT THEY SOON REALIZED THEY WASTEDER THAT TIME >> WE ARE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THIS TO GO ON IN OUR CITY >> AUSTIN FACED ITS FOUR ATTACK Megan…come in here please Hey, what’s going on? We saw the video that you made at Kelly’s house What? We were dancing. It was fun! Kelly’s family has cable Internet The video was in SD Those upload speeds. It’s not who you are The file was huge! It was taking forever! That is not the Internet that we raised you with Don’t get mixed up with cable internet Switch to AT&T Fiber Get Faster upload speeds of up to 300 megabits per second for $40 a month Limited availability. May not be in your area More for your thing. That’s our thing Call 1-800-CALL-ATT

>> 16 DAYS INTO AUSTIN’S BOMBING ATTACKS NOW WITH TWO DEAD AND ONE CRITICALLY HURT, INVESTIGATORS WERE STILL SCRAPING FOR CLUES TO MAKE SENSE OF THE ATTACKS >> YOU JUST DIDN’T KNOW WHERE THE END POINT WAS GOING TO BE >> SUNDAY, MARCH, 18TH, THEY HAD A NEWS CONFERENCE >> THE REWARD MONEY THAT IS NOW AVAILABLE IS $100,000 FOR A TIP THAT LEADS TO AN ARREST IN THIS CASE >> BEHIND THE SCENE, THEY ALSO HAD COME UP WITH ANOTHER GOAL >> THE SECOND PURPOSE WAS REALLY TO TRY TO COMMUNECATE THE BOMBER AND GET HIM TO COMMUNICATE WITH US >> BY NOW, HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL AGENTS HAD DEFENDED — DESCENDED UPON AUSTIN TO HELP WITH THE INVESTIGATOR >> AND CHIEF MAINLY IS NOW ON SCENE >> WE HAD A REPORT OF AN EXPLOSION RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A SCENE THAT IS OBVIOUS THAT AN EXPLOSION HAD TAKEN PLACE >> INVESTIGATORS FEARED IT WAS THE WORK OF A COPYCAT BUT WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT THE SCENE, THE BOMB HAD ALREADY GONE OFF A TRIP WIRE ANCHORED BY TWO YARD SIGNS TO TRIGGER THE BLAST >> THIS IS A JUMP IN SOPHISTICATION THIS IS A JUMP IN LETHALITY AND THAT CONCERNED US GREATLY HE’S RAISING HIS GAME HE’S TAKING IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL >> IT INJURED ROTE WOTEE AND WILLIAM MATHIS >> ONE OF THEM HAD AN INJURY ON THE LOWER LEG AND BLOOD WAS STREAMING DOWN KIND OF FROM KNEES DOWN ON BOTH LEGS >> IT ALSO CAUSED INVESTIGATORS TO ABANDON THEIR THEORY THAT THE BOMBER WAS TARGETING MINORITIES OF ANYONE SPECIFIC >> THERE WAS NOT AN INTENDED VICTIM THAT ONE WAS RANDOMLY PLEASED AND ANYONE THAT HAPPENED UPON IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM >> THEY ALSO REALIZED THE TWO MEN THEY WERE WATCHING WEREN’T PERSONS OF INTEREST AFTER ALL >> MONDAY MORNING, WE WERE LITERALLY BACK TO SQUARE ONE >> TO SEE THATER VANZ: RAT WHEN WE HAD BOMB NUMBER FOUR GOING ON AND WHEN WE COULD ACCOUNT FOR THOSE PERSONS OF INTEREST, THERE IS A MOMENT OF DEFEAT >> INVESTIGATORS DETERMINED TO GET SOMETHING NEW >> EVERYONE JUST DOUBLED DOWN AND DUG IN THAT MUCH HARDER THE NEED WAS GREATER NOW TO KEEP DIGGING >> REALLY, YOU HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN FRANKLY, THERE WEREN’T A LOT OF CLUES WE WERE EXPENDING HUGE AMOUNTS OF RESOURCES TRYING TO FIGURE OUT ANYTHING THAT COULD HELP US BREAK THE CASE >> WE WORKED THAT SCENE ALL DAY WE PROBABLY CLOSED DOWN AT 7:30, 8:00 AT NIGHT I HAD GOT BACK TO THE HOTEL I WAS TRYING TO GET MY THOUGHTS TOGETHER, COME UP WITH OUR INVESTIGATOR STRATEGY >> GET INTO BED AT 10:00 AND SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT, MY PHONE IS GOING OFF AGAIN >> A PACKAGE HAD EXPLODED IN A TOWN 65 MILES SOUTH OF AUSTIN AT A FEDEX DISTRIBUTION SECURITY >> I LIFTED MY HEAD OFF THE PILLOW THINKING, OH, MY GOODNESS, I’VE GOT TO GET A WHOLE TEAM WHO WORKED ALL DAY LONG OUT TO THAT FACILITY >> THE BOMBER HAD WALK INTO A FEDEX STORE AND MAILED THEM TO TWO AUSTIN BUSINESSES >> THEY HAD BEEN PLACED THROUGH THE U.S. POE TALL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM ALL OF WHOM USE PLANES TO FLY PARCELS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SO THIS WAS BRINGING A WHOLE OTHER DYNAMIC INTO THE INVESTIGATION >> OFFICIALS WERE CONCERNED AND THEY DEBATED WHETHER TO ASK THEIR COMPANIES TO PARK THEIR TRUCKS >> WE KNEW THE PACKAGE THAT EXPLODED HAD DROPPED OFF TWO PACKAGES THAT DAY THE BOMB SQUADS VERY IMPRESSIVELY WENT IN AND THEY RENDERED THAT DEVICE SAFE BUT TO DO THAT, YOU OFTENTIMES END UP EXPLODING THAT PACKAGE WHICH DEBILITATES A LOT OF THAT EVIDENCE >> ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER, THE OTHER INVESTIGATORS GOT THESE PHOTOS OF THE PERSON WHO SHIPPED THE PACKAGES, DRESSED IN A WIG AND WEARING GLOVES

>> IT IS THE FIRST TIME THEY LAY EYES ON THE SUSPECTED BOMBER >> WE 100% SURE — THAT WAS MY FIRST THOUGHT — ARE WE 100% SURE THAT IS OUR GUY? >> THE FEDEX WORKER WHO HELPED THE BOMBER SHOWED BACK TO WORK AGENTS WERE WAITING TO QUESTION HIM HE ADMITS HE THOUGHT THE SENDER WAS SUSPICIOUS BUT HE DIDN’T THINK TO RAISE AN ALARM UP UNTIL NOW THE ATTACKS HAD NOT INVOLVED SHIPPING EXPLOSIVES BUT SOMETHING FELT OFF >> HE SAID, YES, THAT GUY WAS VERY STRANGE IN FACT, HE SMELLED LIKE BURNT WIRE >> HE FOLLOWED THE MAN OUTSIDE AND SAW WHAT HE WAS DRIVING >> HE IDENTIFIED IT AS A SMALL PICKUP TRUCK AND WE SHOWED HIM PICTURES OF SMALL RED PICKUP TRUCKS AND HE NARROWED IT DOWN TO A RED FORD RANGER >> FROM THERE INVESTIGATORS DETAILED A LIST OF PEOPLE WHO OWNED RED FORD RANGERS >> YOU COMPARE IT OF NAMES OF EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT’S EVER GONE TO 1 ANOTHER00 STORES >> A DAUNTING TASK THEY HAD TO LOOK AT EVERY NAME ONE BY ONE >> IT’S BY HAND I KNOW EVERYBODY WANTS TO TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE THESE GREAT COMPUTERS I CAN TELL YOU FOR THE AUSTIN BOMBING, IT WAS INDIVIDUALS DOING GREAT WORK GOING THROUGH HUNDREDS OF BOXES OF RECORDS >> THEN AN ANALYST REALIZED THERE WAS A MATCH THE OWNER OF A RED FORD RANGER ALSO HAD BOUGHT ITEMS WITH A CREDIT CARD >> WE ENDED UP GOING THROUGH THE RECEIPTS SAYING HEY, THERE’S ONE COMMON NAME THERE >> I THOUGHT THIS WAS OUR GUY >> AFTER NEARLY THREE WEEKS WITH GUTWRENCHING THINGS THAT CAUSED PANIC ACROSS TEXAS, INVESTIGATORS WERE FINALLY CLOSING IN >> WE KNOW IT’S OUR GUY NOW, THE BIG QUESTION IS WHERE’S OUR GUY? >> INVESTIGATORS WHO TOOK WEEKS TO FIND THE AUSTIN BOMBER MOVED FAST AFTER GETTING THEIR MOST PROMISING LEAD YES >> — YET

>> THERE WAS A SENSE OF ENERGY OVER THE INVESTIGATORS’ LEAD AREA >> HE BOUGHT THE SAME ITEMS FOUND IN HIS EXPLOSIVES >> THEY TAKE A WHITE BOARD AND START RIGHT YING DOWN EVERYTHING WE HAVE FOR AN ARREST WARRANT >> INSIDE A SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE COMMAND POST, INVESTIGATORS STARTED LISTING A MOUNTING PILE OF EVIDENCE >> ONCE WE GOT TO THE SIXTH EVIDENCE, WE SAID THAT’S OUR GUY >> BY NOW, THEY FOUND SECURITY VIDEO AT A NORTH AUSTIN FRY’S INVESTIGATORS HAD FOOTAGE OF HIM BUYING YARD SIGNS JUST LIKE THE ONES USED TO ANCHOR THE TRIP WIRE IN THE VIDEO, HE LOOKED LIKE HE COULD BE THE SAME YOUNG MAN WEARING GLASSES AND HIS DRIVER’S LICENSE PICTURE >> WHEN THEY OUTLINED ALL OF THE CONNECTIONS ALL OF THE EVIDENCE AND EVERYTHING THAT MADE THEM BELIEVE THAT THE BOMBER WAS, IN FACT, THE PERSON WHO HE TURNED OUT TO BE, THERE WAS A SENSE OF RELIEF IN THAT WE KNEW WHO HE WAS BUT HE WASN’T ACCOUNTED FOR YET >> INVESTIGATORS GOT A SEARCH WARRANT FOR THE PERSON’S CELL PHONE RECORDS THEY BEGAN MONITORING TOWERS THROUGHOUT THE REGION PRAY FOR A PING >> HE MAY HAVE BEEN CONCERNED THAT WE WERE POTENTIALLY CLOSING IN ON HIM >> MARGARET MOORE AND A TEAM OF PROSECUTE ORS BEGAN FRANKLY DRAFTING AN ARREST WARRANT >> EVERYTHING THAT WE PUT TOGETHER IN A WARRANT HAS TO BE PERFECT AND WE’VE GOT TO BE SOLID ON THE PROBABLY CAUSE — PROBABLE CAUSE WE HAVE TO DO THIS RIGHT >> FEDERAL AGENTS AND AUSTIN POLICE CLOSE IN >> WE CAN’T CONFIRM THAT HE’S IN THE HOUSE THERE ARE NO LIGHTS SO WE DON’T KNOW THAT HE’S THERE >> TO DO A SWAT RAID AT NIGHT, SAFETY-WISE IT’S NOT A GOOD DECISION >> THEY FEARED HE ALREADY HAD A NEW TARGET AND COULD STRIKE AGAIN OVERNIGHT >> WE KNEW HE WAS A SKILLED BOMB MAKER BUT HIS HOME LIKELY COULD BE BOOBY TRAPPED >> HE COULD GO INTO THE WIND ANYWHERE IN AMERICA WE DECIDED, LET’S SPEND TONIGHT TRYING TO FIND HIM GET HIM UNDER SURVEILLANCE, AND THEN TOMORROW MORNING, WE WOULD HIT THE HOUSE >> MOST INVESTIGATORS HAD GONE HOME TO REST AS MIDNIGHT APPROACHED >> I DRIVE AGAIN UP TO ROUND ROCK TO WHERE MY HOTEL IS, AND I LITERALLY WALK IN THE DOOR AND UNLOOSEN MY TIE AND MY PHONE GOES OFF HE JUST TURNED HIS PHONE ON WE KNOW WHERE HIS PHONE IS >> WE GOT HIM WE KNOW WHERE HE IS WE’RE MOVING TROOPS OUT RIGHT NOW TO HIS LOCATION >> NOW WE KNOW WHERE HE IS AND HE’S A HALF A MILE FROM MY HOE TERRORISM >> SO I ASKED D.P.S., GET UP THERE, SURROUND THE HOTEL WE’RE COMING >> MEANWHILE MEMBERS OF THE AUSTIN POLICE SWAT TEAM SCRAMBLE THAT WAY TOO >> WE WERE A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE HOTEL TO WHERE WE COULD QUICKLY MOVE TO THAT LOCATION IF WE NEEDED TO >> THE TEAM HAD HOPED TO ARREST HIM IN THE PARKING LOT >> HE’S STOPPED RIGHT NOW >> 10/4 >> OUR GOAL WAS TO RESOLVE THIS PERSON >> WE WERE TRYING TO GET OUR TACTICAL VEHICLES THEY THEY WOULD — WOULD HAVE ALLOWED FOR A MUCH SAFER OPERATION THAT’S WHEN WE WERE NOTIFIED THAT THE SUSPECT WAS DRIVING A WAY TIME TO CHANGE PLANS >> HE’S ON THE MOVE >> WE’VE GOT TO GET THIS GUY NOW >> HOWEVER THIS PLAYED OUT, IT WAS GOING TO BE A VERY DANGEROUS OPERATION >> THE PATH 19 DAYS HAD SET THE STAGE FOR THIS MOMENT >> THE BOMBER PULLED OUT ON TO THE FRONT AND ULTIMATELY TRAVELED SOUTH BOUND ON THAT ROAD TO ROUND ROCK FOLLOWED BY THE AUSTIN POLICE SWAT TEAM I THINK EVERYONE UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE WAS A HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF HIM HAVING A DEVICE ON HIM >> IT APPEARS LIKE HE WAS TRYING TO GET ON I-35 THE RIGHT DECISION WAS MADE TO NOT LET HIM GET INTO THE HIGHWAY >> IT WAS THE ONLY OPTION WE HAD AT THAT TIME >> THE VAN HAS MADE CONTACT WITH HIM >> WE KNEW THE POTENTIAL RISK FOR OTHERS TO BE INJURED IF HE WASN’T DETAINED >> I WAS STILL A GOOD WAYS BACK WHEN THE SUSPECT DETONATED THAT BOMB >> GOT AN EXPLOSION INSIDE THE VEHICLE >> I SAW THE EXPLOSION SAW THE FIRST OFFICER THAT KIND OF FELL BACK FROM THAT EXPLOSION THAT’S THE FIRST THING I WAS CHECKING ON I’M SURE THAT HE WAS — >> THE SMOKE CLEARED >> IT HAS BEEN A LONG, ALMOST THREE WEEKS FOR THE COMMUNITY OF AUSTIN —

>> IT WAS THE FIRST NIGHT THEY COULD ACTUALLY SLEEP >> WE HAVE SEEN MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES AND OTHERS WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN FOREVER CHANGED >> I WAS ANGRY BECAUSE HE MADE US GO THROUGH ALL THIS, THE COMMUNITY, HURTING THE PEOPLE THAT HE HURT, AND IT WAS SENSELESS >> THE DEATHS THAT OCCURRED HERE WERE RANDOM AND MEANINGLESS AND COULD NEVER BE CALLED A HAPPY ENDING BUT IT’S A DAMN GOOD ONE FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS >> THEY NOW HAD A HUGE SCENE TO WORK AN INVESTIGATION THAT WOULD TAKE ANOTHER YEAR TO COMPLETE INSIDE THE SUSPECT’S HOME, THEY FOUND HEAPS OF EVIDENCE SUGGESTING THE BOMBER HAD PLANS TO STRIKE AGAIN >> SO THERE’S A LOT OF EVIDENT THAT HE WASN’T DONE THAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR OTHER ADDRESSES, FOR OTHER POSSIBLE TARGET LOCATIONS HE HAD MORE MATERIAL THERE TO BUILD MORE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES SO WE DON’T BELIEVE FOR A SECOND THAT HE WAS DONE >> A YEAR HAS PASSED THAT THE LAST BURNING QUESTION STILL REMAINS >> WILL WE EVER UNDERSTAND WHY THIS PERSON DID THIS? >> SIMPLE ANSWER IS NO I STILL WANT TO KNOW WHY >> THERE REALLY ISN’T A REASON SHORT OF HIM CALLING HIMSELF A PSYCHOPATH >> THE BOMBER LEFT BEHIND A 28-MINUTE CONFESSION BUT MAINLY SAYS HE HAS NO PLANS TO EVER MAKE IT PUBLIC >> RELEASING THAT WOULD END UP ON THE INTERNET WHERE HIS VOICE WILL LIVE IN INFAMY FOREVER I THINK IT WOULD GIVE HIM A LEVEL OF NOTORIETY THAT HE DOES NOT DESERVE AND IT DOES NOTHING TO MAKE COMMUNITY SAFER >> IN OUR HOUR LONG CONVERSATION, THE CHIEF NOT ONCE EVER REFERED TO THE BOMBER BY HIS NAME >> I WILL NEVER TELL YOU HIS NAME I NEVER HAVE I NEVER WILL Megan…come in here please Hey, what’s going on? We saw the video that you made at Kelly’s house What? We were dancing. It was fun! Kelly’s family has cable Internet The video was in SD Those upload speeds. It’s not who you are The file was huge! It was taking forever! That is not the Internet that we raised you with