The FBI and ATF police on Saturday raided a house located in a Nashville suburb linked to the Nashville downtown RV bombing that happened on Christmas morning.
The home of interest is located on Bakertown Road in Antioch—a neighborhood approximately 12 miles southeast of Nashville, Tenn.
Various videos show that several federal and local agencies, including the FBI, ATF police, and Metro Nashville Police Department joined the raid.
DeBusk said no one is in custody for now.
Public records show the house was previously owned by Anthony Q. Warner, an unmarried male. He recently sold the house on Nov. 25.
A Google Maps image taken back in May 2019 shows a Chateau motorhome parked on the lot of the house of interest, which is similar to the one in the photo released by the Metro Nashville Police Department that reportedly exploded in Nashville downtown. The Epoch Times cannot confirm if the RV in the lot is the same as the one that exploded.
It’s unclear where Warner was living before the explosion.
The FBI refused to comment on reports of Warner being identified as the alleged person of interest.
Special agent in charge of the FBI Memphis Field Office, Douglas Korneski, told reporters, “At this point, we don’t have any indication that we are looking for another subject.
“We do believe there are currently no active threats,” he added.
An RV exploded at around 6:30 a.m. CT on Friday in front of 166 2nd Ave N in downtown Nashville. The explosion shook the largely deserted streets of the area early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings, and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional.
The motive behind this incident is unclear.
The Metro Nashville Police Department released a photo of the suspected RV on Friday. Police said later on that they found possible human remains at the explosion site. It’s unclear if the tissue belongs to someone in the RV during the explosion or another person. The police have yet to confirm if there were people in the RV during the explosion.
The explosion, which happened at the backdoor of an AT&T building, appears to have caused huge damage to the building and brought sweeping communications outages to the Nashville downtown area.
Police emergency systems in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama, as well as Nashville’s COVID-19 community hotline and a handful of hospital systems, have been impacted and remained out of service due to the AT&T central office being affected by the blast. The building contained a telephone exchange, with network equipment in it. The company has declined to say exactly how many people have been impacted.
Flights out of Nashville International Airport (BNA) were temporarily halted on Friday by the FAA because of telecommunications issues. They resumed with delays Friday late afternoon.
AT&T said the company is working along with safety and structural engineers to restore power to the equipment at the damaged site, which has become their focus after the explosion.
The company refused to say whether Warner was an AT&T employee or contractor.