Explosion rocks Nashville in what police suspect was an ‘intentional’ act

Nashville: An explosion shook the largely abandoned streets of downtown Nashville early on Christmas morning, shattering home windows, damaging buildings and wounding three folks. Authorities mentioned they believed the blast was intentional. The FBI is main the investigation.

Police spokesman Don Aaron mentioned the 6.30am explosion was believed to be “an intentional act.” Police earlier mentioned they consider a car was concerned within the explosion. Aaron mentioned three folks have been taken to space hospitals for remedy, though none have been in a important situation.

Emergency personnel at the scene of the explosion in downtown Nashville early on Christmas Day.

Emergency personnel on the scene of the explosion in downtown Nashville early on Christmas Day.Credit score:AP

The FBI will take the lead within the investigation, mentioned spokesman Joel Siskovic. The FBI is the first regulation enforcement company accountable for investigating federal crimes, equivalent to explosives violations and acts of terrorism. Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been additionally on the scene.

Black smoke and flames have been seen early Friday billowing from the world, which is full of bars, eating places and different retail institutions and is called the guts of downtown Nashville’s vacationer scene.