Anthony Quinn Warner Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Nashville bombing
BREAKING: Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, is now identified as the person of interest in the Nashville Christmas Day explosion. Two tips were called into @FBI about Warner, prior to the explosion.
A recreational vehicle exploded early Friday morning causing a fire and damage to several buildings in downtown Nashville, officials said.
BREAKING: Officials tell the AP that federal investigators have identified a person of interest in the Christmas Day explosion in Nashville. https://t.co/YpOCWpTTrk
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 26, 2020
Federal investigators identified a person of interest involved in the downtown Nashville explosion Saturday afternoon, The Associated Press reported.
Authorities identified Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, as a person of interest and were searching a home associated with him.
A recent Google Map image of the address being searched shows a similar camper in a fenced backyard that was used in the explosion.
Federal investigators are running down 500 leads as they continue to gather evidence and unravel why a bomber would target downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.
There is no additional threat to the public and no other explosives have been found authorities said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.
While FBI special agent Doug Korneski declined to name a person of interest he did indicate that investigators are not looking for additional suspects.
“We are confident we can identify an individual but it will take time,” he said. “We are not working under any assumptions.”
A curfew for downtown Nashville is still in effect until Sunday afternoon, Mayor John Cooper said.
Police have a person or persons of interest in custody, CBS News reported.
Local and federal agents are here at a home for “court authorized activity” in the 100 block of Bakertown Road, an FBI spokesman here told me.
Neighbors said an RV similar to the one in the explosion was parked at the home within the last 2 weeks. #nashvillebombing #Nashville pic.twitter.com/s1VpiDdqOo
— Natalie Neysa Alund (@nataliealund) December 26, 2020
The identity of the possible suspect or suspects has still not been released.
Widespread communications outages continue to impact much of Tennessee and parts of Kentucky after an early morning explosion Christmas morning near an AT&T building in downtown Nashville.
Police emergency systems were still out of service as crews faced several challenges to restore the systems including an overnight fire that caused the evacuation of the building.
“Our teams continue to work around the clock on recovery efforts from yesterday morning’s explosion in Nashville,” the company said in a Saturday statement. “We have two portable cell sites operating in downtown Nashville with numerous additional portable sites being deployed in the Nashville area and in the region.”
AT&T officials announced that the company is going “full-force” on disaster recovery efforts after the explosion in downtown Nashville.
“Power is essential to restoring wireless and wireline communications and we are working with law enforcement to get access to our equipment and make needed repairs,” AT&T said in a statement. “Given the damage to our facility, it will take time to restore service.”
Follow updates on AT&T’s website by clicking here.
A Nashville resident walking his dog a few minutes before the downtown Nashville explosion said he saw a “giant fireball” as he leaned over to hide.
David Molloy told CNN that he “got angry” after hearing the sound of a loudspeaker while walking the black German shepherd.
As an update for our customers in Nashville and the surrounding areas, we appreciate your patience while we continue to work around the clock to restore service. We are working as quickly and as safely as possible. We will continue to post updates here: https://t.co/gmQrRLwR0C
— AT&T Help (@ATTHelp) December 26, 2020
“I was a little angry,” Molloy said. I turned and an officer was walking towards me. ‘Why do I have to go?’ I asked.
Then all I saw was a huge ball of fire.
Molloy confirmed that it was the surveillance footage himself showing a man and his dog entering the building.
Nashville Metro Deputy Chief of Police John Drake provided up-to-date information on the actions of police officers evacuating the city center early Friday.
“Officers saved lives and their heroism must be taken into account,” Drake said.
Drake said the explosion surprised him and he initially thought there was a propane explosion inside the recreational vehicle.
“We didn’t receive any threats,” Drake said. It was a complete surprise.
Two law enforcement officials also confirmed to the Associated Press a person of interest has been identified in connection with the explosion.
Metro Police said the incident was “an intentional act.” The explosion damaged 41 businesses and injured at least three people.
The senior federal law enforcement officials told NBC News that they are still following leads and still want help from the public.
News 4 crews are on the scene as authorities go door to door asking for information.
Metro Nashville Police Chief Drake asked businesses owners who have been affected by the explosion to be patient as the federal investigation continues. He asked that anyone with information contact (615) 74-CRIME or FBI.gov/Nashville.
“Nashville is safe, we feel and know that we have no known threats against our city,” said Drake.
Three people were injured in the bombing that damaged at least 41 building in Nashville’s downtown, including severe damage to an AT&T data center. Drake said all of those buildings will have to be cleared by Metro Codes.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper signed an executive order on Friday, which declares a state of civil emergency and enacts a curfew within the area bounded by James Robertson Parkway, 4th Avenue North, Broadway and the Cumberland River. The curfew will remain in place until Sunday, Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m.