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American City Rocked by ‘Intentional’ Explosion Early on Christmas Morning

Reports of gunfire preceded the event, which officials are now calling “intentional”

As dawn prepared to peek over the horizon in one of America’s most storied cities, chaos erupted.

Just yards away from one of the most heavily visited streets east of the Mississippi River, a massive explosion splintered the peace and quit of the yuletide, forcing a major evacuation effort and prompting fears of further destruction.

A large explosion was reported in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning.

The explosion happened in the area of Second Avenue and Broadway near Commerce Street occurred around 6:30 am Friday. Heavy black smoke can be seen rising above the affected area.

The Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management told News 2 a parked RV exploded and caused damage to several buildings. They said crews are currently assessing the damage but no injuries have been reported.

Officials have now said that they believe the explosion to be an intentional act.

Some reported hearing a heft volley of gunfire before the event.

Footage of damage from the explosion was making the rounds on social media this morning.

There are sure to be a bevy of developments as this story unfolds.




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