Federal authorities on Sunday identified the suspect in the Nashville bomb blast at Christmas as Anthony Quinn Warner.
Investigators said they used DNA to identify human remains found at the scene as those of 63-year-old Warner. The FBI said they also linked the vehicle’s RV identification number to a registration belonging to Warner.
Warner is believed to have acted alone, but authorities need to determine another motive. He was not aware of the law enforcement before the Christmas explosion.
The blast shook Nashville early Christmas morning, shortly before the streets of downtown were buzzing with a recorded announcement warning someone nearby that a bomb would explode soon.
Sources say Warner was a computer consultant who worked as an independent contractor at Fridrich & Clark Realty, a real estate company in Nashville.
Fridrich and Clark’s president, Steve Fridrich, told Fox News that Warner was never an employee at the company, but sometimes serviced his computers. Fridrich said Warner announced his retirement earlier this month and has had no further contact with the company since.
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“When Fridrich & Clark learned that Tony was a suspect in the bombing on 2nd Avenue on Christmas morning, he informed the authorities that he had provided IT services to our firm,” the company said. “The Tony Warner we knew is a kind person who never shows less professional behavior.”
The blast damaged an AT&T building and continued to wreak havoc with telephone services and police and hospital communications in several southern states while the company repaired the service.
A source close to the investigation told WSMV, an NBC-affiliated TV station, to WSMV that agents are investigating whether Warner is paranoid about the fact that 5G technology is allegedly used to spy on Americans.
AT&T provides 5G services across the country.
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Provincial records unearthed Sunday showed Warner had transferred two homes in the Nashville area to a 29-year-old Los Angeles CEO over the past two years, but their relationship was not immediately clear. CEO Michelle Swing did not publicly state whether she knew Warner and denied knowledge of the two houses.
Associated Press contributed to this report.