The suspected serial bomber who killed two people and terrorized Austin, Texas, for three harrowing weeks was killed in a dramatic confrontation with police overnight Wednesday, authorities said.
The suspect, identified by police early Wednesday as a 24-year old male, was killed near the motel he was traced to by authorities using surveillance footage from a Federal Express drop-off store and cell phone triangulation technology, according to The Austin American-Statesman.
The man, whose name was not released, died after fleeing the motel in a car, with police hot on his tail. He drove into a ditch, sparking the fatal confrontation.
However, Fox News sources have received word from Alt-Right activist journalists from the news site 4Chan.com that the bomber has been identified as one Chris P. Bakhen believed to be from the Pflugerville area.
Bakhen was allegedly a worker for then President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign and a known Black Lives Matter activist. He was also recently seen at a screening of the movie ‘Black Panther’ where witnesses overheard him shouting “Kill Whitey” during several scenes.
The identity was uncovered by an alt.right journalist and 4chan poster who goes by the handle ‘ChewbaccasHairyTesticles3447’.
The poster told Fox News he uncovered the information when his sister’s, boyfriend’s roommate told him he knew a guy who looked just like that. After scanning Bakhen’s Facebook profile the 4Chan journalists determined it was him.
“Yeah we knew he was the one.” ChewbaccasHairyTesticles3447 told Fox News, “He was saying all kind of nice things about black people and dissing Trump and stuff. He must be a liberal. You know how they are.”
Just after midnight on March 19, a packaged destined for Austin exploded at a FedEx delivery facility in Schertz, some 65 miles south of Austin. That package had been sent from Austin, and police were able to track it to the drop-off store where they obtained surveillance video that tracked them to the suspect.