Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, TN

NASHVILLE (AP) —

An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional. The FBI is leading the investigation.

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GrandmaBear

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NASHVILLE (AP) —

An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional. The FBI is leading the investigation.
Terrible if intentional. Not even on Christmas can crimes just stop... A pipe dream isn't it?
 

Mel70

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Wow that was a massive bomb. I do wonder what the motive was. I think whoever did it wanted as many casualties and injuries as possible doing this on Christmas day. Then why the warning? Very strange.
 

GrandmaBear

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Wow that was a massive bomb. I do wonder what the motive was. I think whoever did it wanted as many casualties and injuries as possible doing this on Christmas day. Then why the warning? Very strange.
I watched a video on it last night. By a couple of experienced former LE detectives, long careers, NYPD. The one leans towards a local with some type of beef, whether job loss, etc. directed at some company in that neighborhood or possibly a young homegrown terrorist type. While the message helped maybe save a few, and the fact it was a holiday would mean less business going on, whoever this was certainly did not worry about injuring or killing anyone, thank goodness there was not much loss that way but still... The retired LE guy made the point as far as being a typical terrorist attack, those groups would never warn anyone, they want the most surprise and damage that can result, and the most death and shock.

Apparently this motorhome was seen for like a week prior somewhere (probably at this home) and citizens reported that on seeing the pictures.

As this article says, it also does not appear they have a manhunt going on so the perp his probably dead himself...
 

Mel70

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I watched a video on it last night. By a couple of experienced former LE detectives, long careers, NYPD. The one leans towards a local with some type of beef, whether job loss, etc. directed at some company in that neighborhood or possibly a young homegrown terrorist type. While the message helped maybe save a few, and the fact it was a holiday would mean less business going on, whoever this was certainly did not worry about injuring or killing anyone, thank goodness there was not much loss that way but still... The retired LE guy made the point as far as being a typical terrorist attack, those groups would never warn anyone, they want the most surprise and damage that can result, and the most death and shock.

Apparently this motorhome was seen for like a week prior somewhere (probably at this home) and citizens reported that on seeing the pictures.

As this article says, it also does not appear they have a manhunt going on so the perp his probably dead himself...
Yes. I think that's who the human tissue is from.
 

Cousin Dupree

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I watched a video on it last night. By a couple of experienced former LE detectives, long careers, NYPD. The one leans towards a local with some type of beef, whether job loss, etc. directed at some company in that neighborhood or possibly a young homegrown terrorist type. While the message helped maybe save a few, and the fact it was a holiday would mean less business going on, whoever this was certainly did not worry about injuring or killing anyone, thank goodness there was not much loss that way but still... The retired LE guy made the point as far as being a typical terrorist attack, those groups would never warn anyone, they want the most surprise and damage that can result, and the most death and shock.

Apparently this motorhome was seen for like a week prior somewhere (probably at this home) and citizens reported that on seeing the pictures.

As this article says, it also does not appear they have a manhunt going on so the perp his probably dead himself...

It said they may have found human tissue in the debris.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Officials Name Suspect In Nashville Blast; Investigating If It Was A Suicide Bombing​

The violent explosion that rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning is suspected to have been caused by a suicide bomber, according to a source in the city administration who was not authorized to speak publicly.

On Sunday, a spokesman for Nashville Police Chief John Drake said that Anthony Q. Warner, 63, is under investigation in connection with the bombing. According to NPR member station WPLN, Warner until recently owned a home in the suburban Nashville community of Antioch that was searched on Saturday by federal officials.

A city official told NPR that forensic investigators are now trying to match DNA from human remains found at the blast site to DNA collected from the house.


Who Is Anthony Quinn Warner? FBI Searches Home of Suspect in Nashville Blast​

The FBI is searching the home of Anthony Quinn Warner, who is considered a suspect in connection with the Nashville bombing on Christmas morning.

Two senior law enforcement officials who have seen the investigation reports confirmed to Newsweek on Saturday that federal investigators were searching the residence of Warner, a suspect involved in the Friday explosion in downtown Nashville. The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the case on the record. No motive for the bombing, which injured three people, has been identified as yet.

Neighbors told the outlet that an RV resembling the vehicle involved in the explosion was seen outside the location over the past two weeks. A Google street view search showed a similar vehicle in the driveway; however, it was not present at the location on Saturday when authorities arrived. The street view picture was taken in May 2019, according to Google.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Anthony Quinn Warner Named as Nashville Bombing Person of Interest​

Anthony Quinn Warner is a 63-year-old Tennessee man who is a person of interest in the explosion of a parked RV in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning, according to Nashville’s police chief. An RV similar to the one used in the Nashville bombing was parked at Warner’s home address in images available on Google Maps and Google Earth, Heavy discovered.

There was a first clue pointing toward a motive; WSMV-TV’s Jeremy Finley is reporting that “FBI agents spent the days at another location today besides searching the home of Anthony Warner, pursuing tips that he was paranoid about 5g spying on Americans.” Since the pandemic hit, conspiracy theories have raged that 5G cell phone towers spread COVID-19; scientists have found the claims baseless, according to BBC. In May, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned of the potential for attacks by 5G conspiracy theorists against cell towers and wireless providers.

The song “Downtown” by Petula Clark was playing from the RV right before the blast, authorities said. That song’s lyrics start, “When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go downtown…”

Authorities told CNN the explosion was likely a suicide bombing.

Warner, who is unmarried and childless, is self-employed in the IT area, a neighbor said; state records show he once was licensed as an alarm contractor, with a specialty in burglar alarm installation. In recent years, he lost a father and brother, leaving him with few living family members. On Saturday, a Newsweek editor said DNA swabs were being collected from Warner’s mother, “possibly to help identify human remains.” Heavy reached a neighbor of Warner’s who confirmed that the FBI and ATF were at Warner’s longtime house along Bakertown Road in Antioch, Tennessee, which is a Nashville neighborhood. Documents show Warner transferred the home to a Los Angeles woman a month before the blast, however.

No arrests have been made. It’s not clear whether Warner is dead or alive, although authorities said previously they are analyzing tissue recovered in the blast zone; they are trying to confirm whether the remains are human. Catherine Herridge, a reporter with CBS News, shared on Twitter that authorities’ “leading theory” is that the suspect was “killed in the Nashville explosion. DNA tests on remains found at scene are being conducted to determine if they belong to suspect or someone else + Fed agents searching home person of interest.”

The bombing puzzled many as to motive because the bomber made deliberate efforts to encourage people to evacuate the area using a recorded message of a woman telling people to leave. The recording was interspersed with music and included a countdown, authorities said. However, the bombing also disabled a major communication network, because it occurred near a significant AT&T facility; CNN reported that it knocked out much of the region’s wireless service and that authorities are investigating whether it was the bomber’s target. Mobile service was back up but not internet, and authorities are hoping the site will be at full capacity by December 27, authorities said in an earlier new conference that day.


1. The Neighbor Says Warner Worked in ‘Computers’ & Was Unmarried Without Children; State Records Show He Had a License to Install Alarms

2. A Quit Claim Deed Says That Anthony Quinn Warner Recently Gave His House to a Los Angeles Woman for Zero Dollars, But She Claims She Knows Nothing About It

Online records say that Anthony Warner first showed up at the property address with the RV in the 1980s and was there through 2020.

A quit claim deed available through Davidson County records shows that on November 25, 2020, Warner, for unclear reasons, gave the property in Antioch to an unmarried Los Angeles, California, woman named Michelle Swing for $0. The deed confirms that Warner was unmarried. Michelle L. Swing has ties to Tennessee and is 29 years old, according to online records. Her Facebook page is deleted. Daily Mail reached Swing and says she claimed she knew nothing about the house, but they called her “Lisa Swing.” They later changed the name to Michelle.

She told Daily Mail: “In the state of Tennessee you can deed property to someone else without their consent or their signature or anything. I didn’t even buy the house he just deeded it over to me without my knowledge. So this all very weird to me, that’s about all I can say.” According to Daily Mail, Swing declined to say whether she had ever met Warner or had family ties to him, saying, “I’ve been told to direct everything else to FBI.”

3. Anthony Warner Has an Old Arrest History Dating to the 1970s & Had Little Close Family Left

4. The FBI Received Two Prior Tips About Warner Before the Bombing, Reports Say

According to journalist David Begnaud, a CBS News national correspondent, “At least 2 tips were called in to @FBI about Warner, prior to the explosion.” What those tips said has not yet been released.

5. Police Responded to Shots Fired Reports Before the Blast

Police initially were called to the area for a report of shots fired. Witnesses have also told Nashville news outlets that they heard gunfire. When police arrived, the chief said in a news conference, they encountered the RV playing the recorded message that warned people to evacuate.

A WKRN journalist reported speaking to a man in the area who reported hearing what sounded like multiple gunshots. It’s not clear whether they really were gunshots, however. Authorities haven’t yet confirmed that there was actual gunfire.
 

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