May 20, 2022

Explosion site yields DNA clues identifying suicide bomber who terrorized Nashville

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After an explosion in a parked RV on Christmas morning destroyed property and killed at least one person in Nashville, the local authorities set out to identify the perpetrator of this act of terrorism as quickly as possible.


Police quickly zeroed in on 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner as a person of interest in the case.

Warner was known to have parked an RV similar to the one involved in the bombing in the yard of his home, and had an in-depth knowledge of alarms, explosives, and electronics, potentially explaining the elaborate audio recording that warned people near the bomb-laden vehicle that it was about to explode that was triggered shortly before the blast.

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Now, word from local TV reporter Nick Beres of Nashville’s Newschannel5 is that police have matched the DNA from the body found in the wreckage of the explosion to Warner.

Beres posted the news and the other information from today’s press conference by the investigators of the blast.

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With the news that Warner was killed in the explosion, fears that another attack may be imminent have subdued somewhat, but without knowledge of whether there were others involved in the planning and execution of the blast, caution is still warranted.

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Police have been reluctant to call the bombing an act of terrorism without first determining the motive for the destructive act and whether it involved the assistance of others, but the effect of his actions nevertheless struck terror in the hearts of Nashville residents on Christmas and the ensuing days.

Expect further insight into the explosion as the police investigation continues.

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Original reporting by Nick Beres at Newschannel5, Nashville.

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Vinnie Longobardo

is the Managing Editor of Washington Press and a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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