Austin’s police chief stood somberly at a podium Sunday with a direct plea to whoever unleashed an 11-day bombing campaign in his city.
“We hope this person or persons is watching,” Brian Manley said, staring at the camera. “We hope you will reach out to us before anyone else is injured or anyone else is killed out of this event.”
Manley said the three package bombings, which killed two people and injured two others earlier this month, “were meant to send a message.”
He then assured that the bloodshed — in which all of the victims were black or Hispanic — had garnered “worldwide attention.” Law enforcement members from all over have taken notice, Manley added.
Manley then said he wanted to tap into the psyche of the bomber or bombers.
“We want to understand what brought you to this point,” he said. “And we want to listen to you.”