Possible Human Remains Found Near Site Of Nashville Blast
By Bill Galluccio
December 25, 2020
Officials said they have found possible human remains near the site of an intentional explosion in Nashville, Tennessee. The remains have been sent to the medical examiner's office to be examined.
Downton Nashville was rocked by the blast around 6:30 a.m. on Christmas morning when a recreational vehicle exploded in what authorities said was an "intentional act." Three people were injured and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department responded to a call of shots fired about an hour earlier and found the RV parked in front of an AT&T transmission building. The RV was playing a recorded message warning that a bomb would go off in 15 minutes. The officers contacted the bomb squad and began to evacuate the surrounding area.
The bomb squad was en route when the RV exploded, causing significant damage to multiple buildings on the block.
"A fireball went up above the AT&T building," Betsy Williams, 64, told NBC News. "It was a hellacious blast. It was just a big old boom, and it blew out the front of those buildings and caused a crater in the street."
"It's terrible," she added. "All of my stuff. All of our Christmas presents. We had all of our stuff laid out, ready to have Christmas stockings and Christmas breakfast and open our gifts and spend all day having a really nice, relaxed Christmas, sipping on a little champagne, and now we're not doing any of that."
The FBI is leading the investigation into the bombing but did not say if they had any suspects. There were no credible threats in Nashville, and intelligence officials did not see any increased chatter from terror groups indicating an attack on Christmas day.
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