BREAKING: Austin Bombing Suspect Killed

From our media partner WOOD TV 8.

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AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — The suspected Austin bomber is dead following an officer-involved shooting on Interstate 35, three law enforcement sources confirm to KXAN's Sally Hernandez. 

The shooting happened on Interstate 35 in Round Rock near Old Settlers Boulevard around 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

Round Rock police say while northbound I-35 is open, southbound I-35 will be closed for the next four to six hours — up to 9 a.m. — due to the investigation.

A law enforcement source says the suspected bomber blew up a device inside a vehicle. Police activity has centered in the parking lot of a Red Roof Inn at 1990 N. I-35, just south of Chisholm Parkway.

Michael Luna, a witness staying at the hotel who is ex-military, tells KXAN the blast sounded like two grenades going off. 

RRPD says there is no immediate danger to the public. 

This story is from WOOD TV8's sister station, KXAN in Austin, Texas. This is a developing story. 

 

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