The worst could have been reality.
But this unusual event raises more questions than answers.
But now, police know this horrifying information about the Nashville bomber.
Early on Christmas morning, at around 1:22 am, a man parked an old RV in front of an AT&T transmission building on Second Avenue North in Nashville, TN.
Several hours later, a police officer approached the vehicle, checking on reports of gunfire.
Instead, he found the RV with a warning on the window that the bomb inside was about to detonate.
Police officers were called to the scene along with a bomb squad, but they were too late.
At 6:30 am, the RV exploded.
The resulting blast caused one nearby building to completely collapse and severely damaged dozens of other buildings, blowing out windows, flinging debris hundreds of feet away.
In addition, the blast caused numerous fires, flooding, and severe power outages in the surrounding area.
Cell phone and internet service was cut off for dozens of homes following the blast.
Thankfully, only three people were injured, but no one other than the bomber himself was killed.
Officials say that this bomb could have done significantly more damage if it had detonated at a different time of day.
The street where the RV was parked is a popular tourist street, with popular bars, cafes, and shops all along it.
At any other time of day, the street is usually full of pedestrians, which would have resulted in a greater tragedy.
Thankfully, this is not the case.
Police were able to identify the suicide bomber as 63 year-old Anthony Quinn Warner, but his motive for the bombing is still unknown.
The New York Times reported:
“Law enforcement officials said that there were no indications of anyone else being involved in the bombing, and the investigation continued into possible motives behind it. The sprawling inquiry has included hundreds of federal agents and officers pursuing more than 500 leads since Friday.”
Unfortunately, nothing has come of it.
As such, the police have not been able to classify this as an act of domestic terrorism, due to the lack of a political motive.
In addition, law enforcement searched Warner’s home in Antioch, TN, but nothing was found to indicate his motive.
It is unclear what Mr. Warner wanted to accomplish or even if the AT&T transmission building was the intended target.
Some believe he was targeting AT&T due to a false belief that they were spying on the American people through the newly released 5G network system.
Unfortunately, these are just scant rumors and the truth may never be known.
Despite having no leads to his motive, police did receive a tip about Warner back in August of 2019.
Warner’s girlfriend informed police that Warner was making bombs in his RV, but unfortunately, police could do nothing at the time.
It is truly a miracle so few people were hurt in this terrifying act.
The only question left is what does this attack mean for the future and safety of the American people?