Nashville – He steered the motorhome downtown and set the bomb: three people were injured in an explosives attack in Nashville, Tennessee, USA on Christmas Day. Now the bomber has been identified: According to the FBI, Anthony Quinn Warner († 63) is said to have blown himself up with his mobile home.
Warner was identified based on DNA samples, said local FBI chief Douglas Korneski. Accordingly, “human tissue” was found near the destroyed mobile home. The comparison with DNA samples from Warner’s apartment on the outskirts of Nashville brought certainty. Debris, video recordings and evidence from witnesses had quickly brought the US investigators on the trail.
“He was present when the bomb detonated and he was killed,” affirmed prosecutor Donald Cochran.
The force of the explosion devastated entire streets and damaged more than 40 shops. Many fires broke out. Mayor John Cooper spoke of “catastrophic damage”.
According to the current status of the investigation, Warner acted alone, his motive is still unclear. Since the explosive device went off near a building belonging to the telecommunications giant AT&T, telephone and data connections were lost in several regions.
According to US media reports Warner may have been a conspiracy theorist and was afraid of 5G technology. Warner is said to have feared that he could be spied on using 5G technology.
Perpetrators may be conspiracy theorists
“It looks like there are links to the AT&T location,” Mayor Cooper told CBS. Warner worked as an IT specialist and was not known to the police as a suspect.
The suicide’s parked mobile home exploded on Friday morning (December 25, local time). Shortly before the detonation, a warning was played over the loudspeaker. In it, residents were asked to get to safety (BILD reported). Multiple media reports that Petula Clark’s song “Downtown” boomed out of the RV before it blew up.
The investigation into this case is ongoing.