Pink Gloves Helped Police Zero In on Mark Conditt - Page 2

Pink gloves helped lead police to Mark Conditt
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2018 4:58 AM CDT
Updated Mar 22, 2018 6:39 AM CDT

  • Praise for police. The FBI's special agent in charge of the San Antonio division praised the commitment of police to public safety, the Austin American-Statesman reports. After police tracking Conditt stopped his vehicle as he tried to drive away, "we literally had Austin police officers running towards a vehicle that had an explosive device in it. That detonated," Christopher Combs said. "That is unbelievable courage. Those are heroes."
  • "Coming from nowhere." Conditt's uncle, Mike Courtney, says his nephew was a smart, kind "computer geek," the AP reports in a look at Conditt's background. "I mean, this is coming from nowhere. We just don't know what. I don't know how many ways to say it, but everyone is caught off guard by this," Courtney says. Conditt, the oldest of four home-schooled children, lived a few miles from his parents in the Austin suburb of Pflugerville.
  • "Mostly forgettable." Pflugerville residents tell the Houston Chronicle that Conditt was a quiet, "mostly forgettable" young man brought up in a "very conservative" family that held religious get-togethers every Sunday. "It was a very 'us versus them' type of household," says a former colleague of Conditt's father. "I'm guessing that was a catalyst that led Mark to believe what he thought."
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