Two law enforcement officers confirmed to Fox News that the alleged suspect in the Christmas bombing in downtown Nashville was 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner.
According to sources, authorities believe Warner owns the RV that exploded in downtown Nashville earlier on Friday. He is also believed to have died in the explosion.
The Nashville police learned in detail about the life-saving moment before the explosion: “For us, Christmas will never be the same.”
Human tissue was found in the debris from the explosion, and the researchers will conduct DNA tests.
Nashville Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron confirmed Warner’s identity to the Associated Press on Sunday. He did not provide more details. However, according to public records, Warner has experience in electronics and alarms.
Warner is believed to have lived in his home in Antioch, Tennessee, and was searched by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for several hours on Saturday. The home address on Google Earth shows the same RV that was parked in different parts of the hotel several years ago.
This seems to be the “lone wolf” situation, but the motive is still under investigation. The authorities do not believe that the city of Nashville is in danger.
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In addition, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press that federal investigators have begun to study Warner’s digital footprint and financial history. They also studied the recent deeds for the transfer of houses in the suburbs of Nashville.
The police said the RV issued an evacuation warning and a 15-minute countdown to clear the area. According to the source, the female voice in the recording is considered to be the computerized voice of the robot.
The RV also exploded before detonating the song, and law enforcement officers identified it as “Downtown” as Petula Clark called it.
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Investigators continued to piece together how this person assembled the bomb and within what time frame.
“It will only take some time,” Douglas Korneski, the head of the FBI’s Memphis field office, said at a press conference on Saturday afternoon. “Our investigation team is handing over every stone.” To understand who did it and why.
The attack damaged the AT&T building. While the company is committed to restoring services, it continues to cause severe damage to cell phone services and police and hospital communications in several southern states.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.