Saturday, 26 December 2020

Bomb-rigged RV exploded outside of an AT&T building in Nashville, Tennessee

 

Human remains are found near bomb-rigged RV that exploded outside Nashville AT&T transmission building on Christmas morning - bringing down 911 and causing WIFI and cell outages - after playing a message that it would detonate in 15 minutes

  • Human remains have been discovered near the site of a bomb-rigged RV that exploded outside of an AT&T building in Nashville at 6am on Friday morning

  • The identity of the remains has not yet been revealed and it is unknown if they could be linked to a potential suspect or to an innocent victim

  • The blast happened on 2nd Avenue between Church St and Commerce St at around 6.40am on Friday

  • Three people were taken to the hospital with non-serious injuries and there is significant damage

  • A cop who was nearby was knocked over by it and has lost his hearing 

  • Police had been called to a suspicious vehicle in the street in the morning and had called a bomb squad

  • While the bomb squad was on their way to the vehicle, the explosion happened 

  • It was felt for blocks, with people reporting feeling the ground shake and windows shattering 

  • The FBI and the ATF are on the scene to assist with the investigation; the type of explosive is not yet known 

  • They have not mentioned domestic terrorism but President Trump - who is at Mar-a-Lago- has been briefed

  • Police have not yet identified a suspect and they are combing the area for any other explosives  

  • Mayor John Cooper says he thinks casualties were minimized because it happened on Christmas Day and early yet he enforced a curfew over the area on Friday evening


Daily Mail,

25 December, 2020


Police have found tissue that could potentially be human remains near the bomb-rigged RV that exploded outside of an AT&T building in Nashville at 6am on Friday morning.  

Nashville police chief John Drake gave no further details on the discovery during a press briefing on Friday evening, repeating that there were still no known casulties but that the tissue is being examined.  

Law enforcement officers had earlier said remains were found near the bomb site but did not indicate whether they were directly linked to the explosion, whether they could belong to the person responsible or a potential victim. 

The bomb was inside an RV that exploded on Second Avenue, between Church and Commerce Street, at 6.40am. 

Police were already on the scene and evacuating people after being called to the area forty minutes earlier amid reports of shots fired. When they got there, there were no obvious signs of a shooting but the RV was playing an announcement featuring a woman's voice saying it would explode in 15 minutes. 

They rushed to get people out of their homes while the ominous, pre-recorded message played over and over again with music playing inbetween each countdown. 

The FBI is investigating but so far no suspect or motive has been identified. Police do not even know if someone was inside the RV when it blew up because the blast was so intense that it was completely obliterated along with everything inside of it. 

The blast caused widespread internet and cell phone outages with issues being reports across Kentucky and Tennesse at around noon local time. 

The outage hit local 911 systems and caused the FAA to temporarily halt flights from the local airport.    

It's unclear if the AT&T building was the target of the bomb but the vehicle was parked outside it. There are also bars, restaurants and apartments nearby which had not yet opened. 

Three people were taken to the hospital with non-serious injuries. 

On Friday evening, Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced curfew on the area around the bomb site as the investigation continues. 

In this photo from the Twitter page of the Metro Nashville Police Department, a motorhome, that later exploded in Nashville, Tennessee on December 25, 2020, is seen driving down a street. It is shown at 1.22am on Thursday night. It was detonated on Friday at 6.40am

In this photo from the Twitter page of the Metro Nashville Police Department, a motorhome, that later exploded in Nashville, Tennessee on December 25, 2020, is seen driving down a street. It is shown at 1.22am on Thursday night. It was detonated on Friday at 6.40am

It is impossible to make out the driver of the RV from the grainy surveillance footage taken on Thursday night

It is impossible to make out the driver of the RV from the grainy surveillance footage taken on Thursday night 

Newly obtained security camera footage shows the moments before the bomb detonated on Friday morning in downtown Nashville

Newly obtained security camera footage shows the moments before the bomb detonated on Friday morning in downtown Nashville

The blast turned the camera white for several seconds while car alarms sounded and windows smashed

The blast turned the camera white for several seconds while car alarms sounded and windows smashed 

The aftermath shows damage in the streets. The camera was not directly at the blast site - it would have been destroyed

The aftermath shows damage in the streets. The camera was not directly at the blast site - it would have been destroyed 

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020

This is what is left of Second Avenue in downtown Nashville after the explosion on Friday morning. Police have not yet identified a suspect

This is what is left of Second Avenue in downtown Nashville after the explosion on Friday morning. Police have not yet identified a suspect 

An aerial view of the scene in downtown Nashville on Friday morning after an 'intentional' explosion came from a parked car

The scale of the debris was enormous. All of 2nd Avenue between The entire street on second avenue was covered with it

The scale of the debris was enormous. All of 2nd Avenue between The entire street on second avenue was covered with itInjured people scream for help after Nashville explosion


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