Update: 5:04PM EST. The RV with the bomb issued a 15 minute warning for its detonation, showing that the bombers did not want maximum casualties or they would have timed the event for Christmas eve or later today, when more of the local people would be on the street.
An RV might not have attracted undo attention with local folks thinking it was a traveling guest visiting a local resident. A lot of these people will be out of their homes for a while, and those with an unstable building may not be able to move back, a tough blow in the middle of the winter in the worst of the pandemic.
Thank God the RV was not parked near one of the big hospitals… Jim W. Dean ]
VT: Working blind, we can only suspect that a splinter group of one of the larger organizations that might be somewhat like the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers might take credit.
Then again…always layers and deceptions…meaning it could be anyone.
VT: The explosion happened at 6:20AM on Christmas Day in Nashville’s business district. It is already deemed an act of terrorism by local authorities. The car now seems to be an RV.
This was a powerful bomb.
The target may have been the AT&T building. The initial report was “shots fired in the area.”
— Aijaz (@anaijaz_) December 25, 2020
DEVELOPING: Nashville police investigating Christmas morning vehicle explosion that they believe was an "intentional act."
3 taken to hospitals, none critical, fire officials say. https://t.co/UyE6tNmidg
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 25, 2020
BREAKING: A vehicle explosion in the city of Nashville this morning was an ‘intentional act’ but there were no significant injuries, according to Nashville police.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 25, 2020
UPDATE: Explosion in downtown Nashville believed to be "an intentional act," police say https://t.co/gGe5QYKPsU
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 25, 2020
Officials now believe this morning's explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, was an intentional act. At least three people have been taken to the hospital. https://t.co/HGoW93gwXY pic.twitter.com/AVH61Wh6Dl
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 25, 2020
UPDATE: Police said three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment after the explosion, although none were in critical condition. https://t.co/OdetojZsQj
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 25, 2020