Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF)-Metro police and witnesses said an RV played a recorded message warning anyone in the area to evacuate for several minutes before the explosion early Friday morning.
News Channel 5 spoke with a woman who evacuated her family after hearing the news.
The lady said that she lives in an apartment opposite the RV parking. She said that sometime between 5 am and 5:30 in the morning, I heard loud repetitive gunshots, which she said may be a recording of gunshots.
After calling 911 to report what she had heard, the lady looked out the window and saw the older-looking RV she described, parked directly across the road from the apartment.
She said that after 5:30 in the morning, the RV began to play recordings, which read “This car has a bomb. If you can hear this, you need to evacuate.”
The woman reported that she had seen police officers in the area before she and her family evacuated and checked into the hotel. She said that if it were not for warning and gunfire, the explosion might have caused her death or serious injury.
The video that appears on YouTube will confirm the recorded message and display an explosion. Warning, some may find the video disturbing.