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Investigators Officially ID Nashville Bomber as Anthony Warner, Say He Died In Explosion

Investigators say Anthony Warner was the Nashville bomber and died in the explosion.

Warner, 63, of Bakertown Road in Antioch, is believed to be responsible for the Christmas Day blast that damaged at least 41 businesses.

“Anthony Warner is the bomber. He was present went the bomb went off and that he perished in the bombing,” U.S. Attorney Don Cochran said.

Officials say they made a positive ID from human tissue found on the scene to DNA samples.

They are still piecing together a motive at this time.

Federal sources tell FOX 17 News they have asked several people who know Warner if they knew about his paranoia with 5G. Law enforcement aren’t certain that’s his motive, but they’re exploring that. There is a group of Americans who think the China-based technology is suspicious.

There’s no indication that others were involved in the bombing and “Nashville is safe,” Metro Police Chief John Drake said.

RV explodes on Christmas Day:
The RV arrived on 2nd Ave. North at about 1:22 a.m.

Officers were responding to a shots fired call just a block away from Broadway at 5:30 a.m., when they spotted a suspicious RV parked outside 166 2nd Ave. North. Chief John Drake said the RV was making announcements warning that the bomb would detonate in 15 minutes.

Officers immediately began evacuating apartments.

The bomb squad was responding when the RV exploded outside the AT&T transmission building at about 6:30 a.m., Metro Police Spokesman Don Aaron said. One officer suffered hearing loss as a result of the explosion.

Aaron said three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, although none were in critical condition.

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