Nashville police released a photo of the vehicle involved in the explosion.
NASHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT / EFE
Nashville police released a photo of the RV that investigators believe is related to the explosion that ripped through a downtown neighborhood on Christmas morning.. They are asking anyone with information to contact investigators for clues.
Apparently, The photo was taken by a security camera showing the motorhome near Commerce Street and Second Avenue at night.
The explosion occurred in front of the AT&T building on 2nd. Avenue around 6:30 a.m. It’s unclear if there was any link to Christmas or the AT&T building or nearby Lyft headquarters.
“This is the RV that exploded on 2nd Ave N this morning. He arrived on 2nd Ave at 1:22 am. Have you seen this vehicle in our area or do you have information about it? Contact us through Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 or online at http://fbi.gov/nashville Police said in a tweet along with the photo.
BREAKING: This is the RV that exploded on 2nd Ave N this morning. It arrived on 2nd Ave at 1:22 a.m. Have you seen this vehicle in our area or do you have information about it? Please contact us via Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 or online via https://t.co/dVGS7o0m4v. @Tfhq pic.twitter.com/JNx9sDinAH
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 25, 2020
The police chief of the metro Nashville, John Drake, said authorities found tissue they think might be related to human remains near the explosion site. They have not indicated whether the remains are someone related to the explosion or an innocent victim, reported CBS News.
NASHVILLE BLAST: Witness and aerial footage shows the devastation in downtown Nashville after an explosion on Christmas morning. Authorities say it was a deliberate act and the FBI is investigating https://t.co/p0E1MSJq7B pic.twitter.com/GNrOWVHrsC
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 26, 2020
At a briefing on Friday afternoon, Nashville Police Chief John Drake said officers had received a call of “shooting” in the area around 5:30 am
“When officers responded, they came across an RV that had a recording that said a potential bomb would detonate in 15 minutes. The officers, hearing that, decided to evacuate the nearby buildings, so they began knocking on doors, making announcements … to keep people safe. “
“Shortly after that, the caravan exploded,” Drake said.
Police spokesman Don Aaron said that Investigators still don’t know if anyone was in the caravan at the time of the explosion.
What is known about the explosion that occurred on Nashville Christmas morning
The explosion caused extensive damage to nearby buildings and shattered surrounding windows.
The authorities reported that three people were hospitalized, but police said the injuries were not critical.
Federal agents are now taking the lead in the investigation and they also urged members of the public to submit any information.
“Please tell us what you know. We need your leads, we need your help, ”said FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Matt Foster.
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