UPDATED 8:14 AM PT – Monday, December 28, 2020
Authorities have closed in on a suspect in connection with the Nashville, Tennessee bombing. On Sunday, U.S. attorney Don Cochran confirmed Anthony Quinn Warner was responsible for the Christmas Day blast and died at the scene.
The confirmation came after the DNA tissue found at the scene matched the deceased. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with an FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, discovered the DNA results were consistent with the identified suspect.
Federal authorities said Warner “perished in the explosion” and “acted alone.” They are following leads, but noted their are currently no indications that anyone else was involved in the incident.
Those who prefer to call can do so by dialing 1-800-CALL-FBI. pic.twitter.com/HhUcc00AuZ
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) December 25, 2020
The latest announcement comes just a day after FBI and ATF agents were seen searching the home of Nashville local on Saturday. Authorities dialed in on the 63-year-old in the days after the blast as Warner also owned an RV similar to the one seen on Christmas Day.
A broadcasted a bomb warning could be heard coming from the RV before the explosion went off. Authorities later confirmed it was Warner’s RV after tracing the VIN number to him.
Police say an explosion in Nashville on Christmas that left at least three people hospitalized with non-critical injuries was “an intentional act.”
Prior to blast, a recording from the RV that exploded said, “If you can hear this message evacuate now.” pic.twitter.com/osQ5hInpeG
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) December 25, 2020
Warner was a computer IT expert and may have been paranoid of 5G technology, which is the next generation of broadband for cellular networks. He also allegedly signed over the deed to his home for free in the weeks leading up to the attack.
Police are still investigating for a possible motive. Meanwhile, damage reports and cleanup efforts for the 41 buildings damaged are still underway.