Authorities Identify Anthony Warner as Nashville Bomber

Authorities in Tennessee on Dec. 27 have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the bomber of the Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville after matching his DNA to the samples taken from the site of the explosion.

Authorities in Tennessee on Dec. 27 have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the bomber of the Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville after matching his DNA to the samples taken from the site of the explosion.

Forensic analysts matched the DNA of 63-year-old Warner from the human tissue found at the scene of the explosion and from the vehicle used by Warner, TBI Director David Rausch said at a press conference.

“We’ve come to the conclusion that an individual named Anthony Warner is the bomber. He was present when the bomb went off, and he perished in the bombing,” United States  attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Don Cochran said.

The vehicle identification number found at the site of the bombing also matched the van used by Warner, according to FBI Special Agent Douglas Korneski of the Memphis Field Office.

According to Korneski, no other person has been indicated to be involved in the bombing.

“There is no indication that any other persons were involved. We reviewed hours of security video surrounding the recreational vehicle, we saw no other people involved,” Korneski said.

Korneski also declined to comment if the bombing could be considered an act of domestic terrorism and said that the motive is still under investigation.

The type of explosives used in the blast is also still under investigation.

In the morning of Dec. 25, a recreational vehicle exploded on Second Avenue North in downtown Nashville, injuring three people, damaging dozens of buildings, and knocking out mobile phone services.


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