The suspect who was allegedly behind the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville, identified as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner, confirmed two law enforcement sources to Fox News.
According to authorities, Warner owned the RV that exploded early Friday in downtown Nashville. He also believes he died in the blast.
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Human tissue has been found among the debris left behind by the blast, and investigators will conduct DNA tests.
Nashville Metro spokesman Don Aaron confirmed Warner’s identity to the Associated Press on Sunday. He did not provide further details. However, according to public records, Warner had experience with electronics and alarms.
Warner is believed to have lived in the home in Antioch, Tennessee, which was searched for several hours by the FBI and several other law enforcement agencies on Saturday. The home address on Google Earth shows that the same RV was parked in different places that have been around for years.
It appears to be a “lone” situation, but the motive is still being investigated. Authorities do not believe the city of Nashville is in danger.
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Separately, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press that federal investigators have begun investigating Warner’s digital footprint and financial history. They are also investigating a recent deed transfer of a home in suburban Nashville.
Police said the RV issued warnings to evacuate and a 15-minute countdown to clear the area. According to the sources, the woman’s voice on the recording is a robotic, computerized voice.
The RV also exploded a song before it exploded, which was identified by law enforcement by Petula Clark as ‘Downtown’.
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Investigators continued to work together on how this individual could set up a bomb and over what time frame.
“It’s just going to take us a while,” Douglas Korneski, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s office in Memphis, said at a news conference Saturday afternoon. “Our investigation team turns every stone around” to understand who did it and why.
The attack, which damaged an AT&T building, continued to wreak havoc on the telephone service and police and hospital communications in several southern states while the company worked to repair the service.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.