Nashville Bombing Suspect Identified But No Motive Has Been Determined

By Bill Galluccio

December 27, 2020

"Intentional" Explosion Rattles Nashville On Christmas Day

Federal authorities have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the person responsible for a Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Officials said that he acted alone but have not determined a motive for the bombing.

Warner was inside an RV when it detonated in front of an AT&T transmission building, and died in the blast. Investigators recovered human tissue at the blast site and linked it to Warner.

"We've come to the conclusion that an individual named Anthony Warner is the bomber. He was present when the bomb went off, and then he perished," Don Cochran, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, said during a press conference on Sunday (December 27).

The explosion caused extensive damage to buildings in the neighborhood and sent three people to the hospital. The blast knocked out cell service and 911 services in the area.

AT&T said it is still working to repair the damage and get service restored.

"Progress continues on our restoration efforts today," AT&T said in a statement. "More than 75% of mobility sites affected by the explosion on Friday have now been restored, and we expect additional improvements as more equipment comes back online."

Officials spent most of the day on Saturday searching a home in Antioch that used to be owned by Warner.

Photo: Getty Images

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