Tips are pouring in by the hundreds, and authorities in Nashville have identified a person of interest in the bombing that took place on Christmas Day.
Officials have received more than 500 tips regarding the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning. Authorities have called the bombing “an intentional act.”
In an interview on “Face the Nation,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper said, “Everybody feels like there is a lot of momentum behind the investigation. I expect a lot of questions will be answered relatively soon. We’ve got hundreds of agents on the ground working very hard.”
Nashville resident Anthony Quinn Warner has been identified as the person of interest in the case. Warner had a similar make and model RV as the vehicle that was downtown at the time of the explosion. DNA tests are being conducted on the human remains found at the site to determine if Warner was killed in the blast.
The explosion happened in front of the AT&T building in downtown Nashville, and officials are probing whether Warner’s paranoia about 5G technology may have been behind the bombing. According to a source close to the investigation who spoke with the NBC News affiliate in Nashville, the 63-year-old computer expert feared 5G technology was being used to spy on Americans.
Warner’s home in a suburb of Nashville was searched on Saturday by officials. Warner and the RV he owned were not at the property. Sources close to the investigation have indicated they believe the explosion may have been the work of a suicide bomber.
Officials are also looking into Warner’s connection with 29-year-old Michelle Swing of Los Angeles. Warner signed the deed of his home over to Swing for free last month, according to property records.
Federal agents are planning to swab Warner’s mother for DNA to determine if the human remains found at the scene are a match.