Nashville motorhome broadcast explosion warning 15 minutes before blast, police say | ITV News
Motorhome bombing in Nashville: police are looking for &# 171; leads&# 187;
The motives behind the explosion, which injured three people, are unknown.
Police and federal agents in Nashville are looking for clues to determine how and why a recreational vehicle (mobile home) was blown to pieces by an apparent Christmas Day explosion. The incident injured three people and damaged dozens of buildings in downtown America’s capital of country music..
The motorhome exploded at dawn on Friday, shortly after the police, who arrived at the scene due to the news of the shooting, noticed the car and heard an automatic bomb warning from it.
It is not known whether anyone was inside the car, as was the method of the explosion. However, police said investigators are looking into what may be human remains found in the immediate vicinity of the explosion..
The police did not offer a possible motive. No one claimed responsibility for the incident, although Greater Nashville Police Department officials called the explosion “deliberate.”.
FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agents Assist Investigation.
Added to the mysterious nature of Friday’s incident was an eerie preamble reported by eyewitnesses: the sound of gunfire followed by a female voice, clearly generated by a computer, counting down every minute to the explosion..
The police tried to evacuate neighboring houses and called in the sappers, who, however, arrived after the explosion..
Police later released a photo of a motorhome that they claim arrived in the area about four hours before the explosion..
City Mayor John Cooper said 41 businesses were affected.
Firefighters reported that three people have been hospitalized with relatively minor injuries and are in stable condition. Authorities said prompt police action to clear the area of bystanders likely helped prevent other casualties..
Police Chief John Drake said authorities did not receive reports of threats of attack until reports of shooting at the start of the incident.
The explosion took place about two blocks from Lower Broadway, where some of Nashville’s famous concert venues are located.
Damage to the AT company building&T, near which the explosion occurred, resulted in telephone disruptions, Internet and cable TV outages in central Tennessee and parts of neighboring states, including Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia.