On Christmas Day, an unforgettable scene unfolded in Nashville, Tennessee, as an RV violently exploded just feet away from some of the city’s most beloved and historic tourist destinations.
The incident was peculiar, however. About an hour before the vehicle detonated, the sounds of automatic gunfire sent police scrambling to the area. During these pre-dawn hours, the RV began to broadcast a strange message, threatening to explode and urging bystanders to evacuate the area. Heroic officers from Nashville Metro PD went door to door to alert residents, and when the loudspeaker countdown ended, there were only mild injuries reported…at first.
Several hours into the investigation, it was announced that human remains had been discovered in the wreckage. Police also had a suspect at this time and, when the investigation climaxed, it turned out that the suspect was also the DNA donor.
The suspect behind the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville has been identified as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner, authorities confirmed during a press conference Sunday.take our poll - story continues below
Police said Warner owned the RV that exploded in downtown Nashville early Friday, and that he died in the blast.
Human tissue was found amongst the debris left behind by the explosion, and DNA examinations of tissue samples by The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and FBI were found to be consistent with Warner. In addition, the Tennessee Highway Patrol uncovered a vehicle identification number from the remains of the RV, which revealed it was registered to Warner.
Neighbors of Warner have suggested that he may have been concerned about the advent of 5G technology, which could explain why it appears that he had targeted an AT&T data center.
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