Free barbecue: Restaurant sends a big thank-you to law enforcement after Austin bombings

(Iron Works BBQ)

HOUSTON – Barbecue is one way Texans show their gratitude, and that’s just how one Austin restaurant is saying thank-you to law enforcement for their work to find a suspect in the string of bombings that rocked the state’s capital.

Iron Works BBQ offered free lunch on Wednesday to law enforcement, including on-duty police officers, FBI and ATF agents.

The gesture comes after the bombing suspect, Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, detonated an explosive device inside a vehicle Wednesday morning as a SWAT team approached. Conditt died from his injuries.

Authorities are reminding the city and beyond to remain vigilant because it's unclear what Conditt had been doing prior to his death. 

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