2020 Nashville bombing

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2020 Nashville bombing
SecondAvenueCommercialDistrictNashville.jpg
The bombing occurred on this block of the Second Avenue Commercial District.
Location166 Second Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Coordinates36°09′50″N 86°46′35″W / 36.16389°N 86.77639°W / 36.16389; -86.77639Coordinates: 36°09′50″N 86°46′35″W / 36.16389°N 86.77639°W / 36.16389; -86.77639
DateDecember 25, 2020 (2020-12-25)
6:30 am CST (12:30 UTC)
TargetUnknown
Attack type
Suicide bombing
WeaponCar bomb
Deaths1 (the perpetrator)[1]
Non-fatal injuries
8
PerpetratorAnthony Quinn Warner[1]
MotiveSuicide driven by life stressors (Suspected)[2]

On December 25, 2020, a recreational vehicle (RV) exploded in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, United States, injuring three people and damaging many buildings.

Human remains were found at the site of the explosion.[3][4] The explosion took place at 166 Second Avenue North between Church Street and Commerce Street at 6:30 am.[5]

Many people heard gunshots, and loudspeakers on the vehicle telling people to evacuate before the explosion happened.[3][6][7]

The explosion was felt many miles away from the crime site. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is leading the investigation.[8]

Authorities said the next day that the attack was likely a suicide bombing.[5] The FBI named a 63-year-old man as a person of interest in the investigation.[9][10] The FBI searched his home in Nashville on December 26.[4] However it was later confirmed that the perpetrator of the bombing, Anthony Quinn Warner, was killed in the explosion.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alund, Natalie Neysa; Jeong, Yihyun; Hineman, Brinley. "Nashville explosion: Anthony Warner died in explosion, was 'bomber,' authorities say". The Tennessean. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  2. "FBI Releases Report on Nashville Bombing". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Andone, Dakin; Silverman, Hollie; Almasy, Steve (December 25, 2020). "Possible human remains found near Nashville explosion site, police chief says". CNN. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kruesi, Kimberlee; Balsamo, Michael; Tucker, Eric (December 26, 2020). "FBI at home of possible person of interest in Nashville bomb". Associated Press. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Silverman, Hollie; Levenson, Eric; Andone, Dakin (December 26, 2020). "Suicide bombing suspected in Nashville explosion as investigators search home south of the city". CNN. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  6. Rahman, Khaleda (December 25, 2020). "Nashville Tennessee RV Explosion 'Intentional Act' Say Police, Downtown Evacuated". Newsweek. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  7. Einhorn, Erin; Madani, Doha (December 25, 2020). "Nashville police investigating 'intentional' Christmas morning vehicle explosion". NBC News. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  8. Sutton, Caroline (December 25, 2020). "Christmas Day bombing damages much of Nashville's 2nd Ave". WTVF-TV. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  9. Birkle, Andrew (December 26, 2020). "CBS News: Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, is the person of interest in Nashville explosion". WLNS. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  10. Rojas, Rick; Bogel-Burroughs, Nicholas; Nieto del Rio, Giulia McDonnell; Cavendish, Steve (December 26, 2020). "Federal Agents Scour Home As They Hunt for Clues in Nashville Blast". The New York Times. Retrieved December 26, 2020.