NASHVILLE police have a person or persons of interest tied to the RV explosion on Christmas morning.
The investigation has honed in on 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner, according to CBS News, although officials have so far refused to name the person of interest.
Who is Anthony Quinn Warner?
Multiple reports have named Anthony Quinn Warner as the alleged suspect of the Nashville bombing to CBS News.
The person of interest – described as a 63-year-old white male – reportedly had an RV of a similar make and model as the one involved in the blast outside an AT&T building, CBS reports.
Neighbors have described how Warner was an “oddball”.
FBI agents and other investigators yesterday probed a home on Bakertown Road in Antioch where Warner used to live according to USA Today.
The address is about 10 miles southeast of the bombing site.
FBI spokesman Darrell DeBusk said near the house: “Information developed here in the course of the investigation led us to this address.”
“At this time we are not releasing additional information,” he said, adding that details “will be released at the proper time.”
But it was also revealed on Saturday that Warner gave away the home over to a 29-year-old woman a month before the explosion.
The document was signed by Warner, but not by the woman.
Michelle Swing, 29, has said she had no knowledge of the property exchange as Anthony Quinn Warner signed over two houses to her via quitclaim deed.
Why was he paranoid about 5G technology?
Sources close to the investigation told News4 that agents were probing whether Warner had theorized 5G was being used to spy on Americans.
A real estate agent in Nashville named Steve Fridrich has also contacted the FBI to tell him he’d worked with a man named Tony Warner.
Speaking to WSMV, Mr Fridrich said FBI agents asked him if the man he worked with was paranoid about 5G technology and conspiracy theories that it was used to spy on Americans.
Fridrich said the man he worked with doing information technology was a “nice guy”, but they did not have a relationship beyond him contacting Warner to work on internet issues.
What happened in the Nashville bombing?
An explosion in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day damaged at least 41 businesses and caused one building to partially collapse.
The blast was presumed to have come from a bomb inside a white RV parked on 2nd Avenue near the AT&T building at 6.40am.
The terrible explosion injured three people and caused widespread damage to the surrounding area.
On Christmas Day afternoon, law enforcement officials say they discovered what appeared to be human remains near the explosion site.
It has not been revealed “whether the remains are from someone connected to the explosion or from an innocent victim,” a tweet read.
Nashville police said: “This appears to have been an intentional act. Law enforcement is closing downtown streets as investigation continues.”
On Saturday morning, Nashville police were looking for the person who reportedly owned an RV of a similar make and model as the one involved in the blast.
The person of interest has been named as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner by CBS.
On Saturday afternoon, the FBI raided a home in Antioch, about 10 miles southeast of the bombing site, according to USA Today.
Members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Metro National Police Department were also at the scene conducting the investigation, DeBusk said.
Tennessee’s Governor Bill Lee has pleaded President Trump for government assistance because the “severity and magnitude of the current situation” was beyond what Tennessee could handle.
President Trump’s administration issued a statement Friday morning regarding the explosion saying: “President Trump has been briefed on the explosion in Nashville, Tennessee, and will continue to receive regular updates.
“The President is grateful for the incredible first responders and praying for those who were injured,” the statement concluded.
It is unclear if the president will visit the state or administer immediate relief.