An RV played a warning message before an explosion in downtown Nashville, police say


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https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/25/us/nashville-explosion/index.html

 

A Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville that injured at least three people and damaged dozens of buildings likely was an intentional act, authorities said.

Metro Nashville Police Department officers were responding to a call of shots fired around 5:30 a.m. CT Friday when they found a motor home parked in front of an AT&T transmission building at 166 2nd Avenue North.

A recorded message that indicated a bomb would explode in 15 minutes was heard coming from the RV, Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said during a news conference.

Nashville Vice Mayor Jim Shulman told CNN's Anderson Cooper that a female voice was speaking in the warning message played from the RV before the explosion.

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Superuser

I think it is safe to say 2020 can't end soon enough. Really a bomb on Christmas morning? Worse, the new year doesn't really start until Jan. 20th this time around.

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DocM

Sounds like knocking out the AT&T exchange was the goal, not killing people. This makes me wonder if it's 1) a disgruntled customer, or 2)  it was necessary for some sort of crime elsewhere - taking down a security system, etc. Not sure if this losing exchange would impact Oak Ridge National Labs, which is about 160 miles away.

 

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nashville-bombing-person-of-interest-identified/

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A law enforcement source told CBS News at least one person of interest has been identified in connection to the recreational vehicle that exploded on Christmas morning, rocking downtown Nashville. Multiple sources confirm that Anthony Quinn Warner, a Nashville area resident, had a similar make and model RV as the one in photos released to the public.

 

Warner was described as a 63-year-old White man. Federal agents are at the address listed to Warner.  

FBI Special Agent in Charge Doug Korneski said Saturday there is no indication of additional explosive threats. He said officials had received about 500 tips and are "not working on any assumptions."

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mudslag

Wonder if he is one of those anti-5G nuts. 

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On 25/12/2020 at 21:48, mudslag said:

A Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville that injured at least three people and damaged dozens of buildings likely was an intentional act, authorities said

So, these "authorities"... Are they well known for stating the bloody obvious? I mean really... C'mon guys... It played a bloody warning message; how could it NOT have been intentional!?  :no:  

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23 hours ago, mudslag said:

Wonder if he is one of those anti-5G nuts. 

 

You rang?

 

https://www.wsmv.com/news/fbi-agents-investigating-if-5g-paranoia-was-behind-nashville-bombing/article_952f937e-47f9-11eb-b1c3-bfda1689fb18.html

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - News4 Investigates has confirmed FBI agents spent Saturday speaking with a top Nashville real estate agent, who contacted them after fearing the subcontractor who worked for him may be the same man whose home they were searching.

 

Other federal agents spent much of the day searching the Antioch home of Anthony Warner.

 

Realtor Steve Fridrich contacted the FBI after reading Warner’s name, as for several years, a man by the name of Tony Warner had worked for him for several years doing information technology work.

 

Fridrich confirms that agents asked him whether or not Warner had paranoia about 5G technology.

 

Fridrich told the agents that Warner had never spoken to him about that.

 

But a source close to the federal investigation said that among several different tips and angles, agents are investigating whether or not Warner had paranoia that 5G technology was being used to spy on Americans.

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ATLien_0

The pictures of the aftermath are so.crazy and sad. Really wondering if this was some 5g nutcase or just a case of someone that really did go unhinged, either way this is definitely domestic terrorism 

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DocM

Politico...

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/27/nashville-bomber-blew-himself-up-451213

 

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Nashville bomber blew himself up, police say

 

He appears to have acted alone.

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The man believed to be responsible for the Christmas Day bombing that tore through downtown Nashville blew himself up in the explosion, and appears to have acted alone, federal officials said Sunday.

 

Investigators used DNA and other evidence to link the man, identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, to the mysterious explosion but said they have not determined a motive. Officials have received hundreds of tips and leads, but have concluded that no one other than Warner is believed to have been involved in the early morning explosion that damaged dozens of buildings and injured three people.

 

"Nashville is considered safe,” said Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake. “There are no known threats against this city.”

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Officials said their identification of Warner relied on several key pieces of evidence, including DNA found at the explosion site. Investigators had previously revealed that human remains had been found in the vicinity.

 

In addition, investigators from the Tennessee Highway Patrol recovered parts from the RV among the wreckage from the blast, and were able to link the vehicle identification number to an RV that was registered to Warner, officials said.

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<facepalm>

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/532043-nashville-bombers-girlfriend-warned-police-last-year-he-was-making

 

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Nashville bomber's girlfriend warned police last year he was making explosives, reports show

 

The girlfriend of the suspected Nashville bomber reportedly warned police last year that he was making explosives.

 

Documents obtained by The Tennessean revealed that officers visited the home of Anthony Q. Warner over a year ago after his girlfriend warned that he was making bombs in his recreational vehicle.

 

An Aug. 21, 2019, police report obtained by The Tennessean reveals that Warner's girlfriend told police Warner “was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence.” 

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Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron told the newspaper that officers “saw no evidence of a crime and had no authority to enter his home or fenced property" when they went to his home. Their report was sent to the FBI, which also found no records of Warner in its files.

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