Nashville Bomber Anthony Warner Dies in Explosion

Anthony Quinn Warner has been recognized because the Nashville bomber, reports CNN. “He was current when the bomb went off after which he perished,” mentioned U.S. Legal professional Don Cochran in Nashville. DNA taken from the scene was matched to Warner by forensic analysts, mentioned Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch. Authorities gathered different proof that led them to consider Warner, 63, was driving the RV and died within the blast. Authorities proceed investigating the Christmas morning explosion that dealt one other blow to a metropolis its mayor says has already had its “hardest yr” but. Three folks had been injured within the explosion early Friday and dozens of buildings had been broken.

Officers say extra folks may have been harm if it weren’t for the swift response of six cops who evacuated residents after an eerie recorded message coming from the RV warned the car would explode in minutes. Officers discovered a white RV parked in entrance of an AT&T transmission constructing that was broadcasting a warning that an explosion would happen in 15 minutes. A computerized voice warned residents to “evacuate now.” Officers mentioned the recording modified as they had been working to evacuate residents from close by buildings, finally giving a three-minute warning, in addition to taking part in the 1964 music “Downtown” by Petula Clark. Officers haven’t related the explosion to terrorism. There have been no credible threats within the Nashville space that may have signaled an impending assault on or earlier than Christmas. Warner’s employment historical past included expertise working with electronics, as an data know-how specialist for Nashville-area companies, the New York Times reports. No motive for the blast has been recognized, however Nashville Mayor John Cooper mentioned native officers believed there was some connection between the bombing and the AT&T constructing.