On Christmas morning in America’s music city, an incredibly devastating explosion took place.
The scenes from Nashville, Tennessee were simply harrowing. Trees charred and scattered throughout 2nd Avenue. Windows and doors blown in. Several vehicles on fire. All of this in one of the nation’s busiest tourist areas.
The story is still emerging, but just 5 hours after the blast rocked the southern city, there are some strange reports emerging as to the timeline of events.
First, there are several witnesses who reported that they heard several rounds of gunfire ahead of the 6:25am explosion.
— yw⛰️ (@thankscinco5) December 25, 2020
Another video showed what appeared to be police officers in the area just prior to and during the explosion.
MUST SEE: Video obtained by WKRN from downtown Nashville shows the moment an explosion occurred that damaged buildings and injured at least three people. Law enforcement believes this was an "intentional act." pic.twitter.com/fTUamEY6bd
— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) December 25, 2020
And then there’s the as-of-yet unverified video in which you can hear a number of evacuation warnings just moments ahead of the explosion.
WATCH: “If you can hear this message, evacuate now.”
This is allegedly video of the explosion in Nashville this morning, with a woman’s voice recording over a PA beforehand…
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) December 25, 2020
Reports are now coming in that the warning came from the exploding RV itself.
Metro Nashville Police spokesperson Don Aaron confirms the warning/evacuation announcement came from the RV before it exploded.
— ʀʏ?ɴ ᴠᴀᴜɢʜᴀɴ (@ryanvaughan) December 25, 2020
Luckily, these brave Nashville officers worked quickly to evacuate the area:
The moment of the Nashville explosion here. Police believe the recording of “This area must be evacuated now” was coming from inside the RV. 911 call brought police to scene. Police heard recorded warning of the coming explosion and started clearing buildings and area. #heroes https://t.co/z3DDzM4S9s
— Angela Ganote (@angelaganote) December 25, 2020
The story in Nashville is developing, and what is contained here is what was available at the time of publication.
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