Nashville police provide update on downtown Christmas bombing investigation
A vehicle destroyed in a Christmas Day explosion remains on the street Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Officials have named 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner as the man behind the bombing in which he was killed, but the motive has remained elusive. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE – Police shared the latest details of an investigation into downtown Nashville’s Christmas day bombing during a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 30. Earlier this week, police identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the man responsible for the downtown Nashville bombing. Read: Nashville man’s girlfriend warned he was building bombsThe man believed to be responsible for the Christmas Day bombing that tore through downtown Nashville blew himself up in the explosion, and appears to have acted alone, federal officials said Sunday. Then, for reasons that may never be known, the audio switched to a recording of Petula Clark’s 1964 hit “Downtown” shortly before the blast.
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The Tennessee Highway Patrol has said a robot was sent to investigate the truck and no device was found. The company suffered widespread outages in Tennessee and other states after a bomb in a recreational vehicle exploded near one of its facilities in downtown Nashville. Sheriff’s officials said the truck had been playing the audio when it was parked at a convenience store around 10:30 a.m. at the Crossroads Market in Walter Hill. Sheriff's officials did not specify what the box truck was playing. ___1:15 p.m.Nashville Police say a Tennessee man named Anthony Quinn Warner is under investigation in connection with the Christmas Day bombing that rocked downtown Nashville.