The FBI, the lead investigator into the Christmas Day Nashville Bombing has identified the bomber.
He is 63-Year-Old Anthony Warner.
Metro Nashville Police Department confirmed that Warner was the bomber in a post on Twitter on Sunday.
“Law enforcement is now announcing that Anthony Warner, 63, of Bakertown Rd, is the man believed responsible for Friday’s explosion.
“He perished in the blast. No one else is presently believed to have been involved. Thank you to our federal & state partners”.
The bombing damaged more than 40 businesses, authorities said on Sunday.
FBI forensic experts matched DNA samples recovered from the scene to that of Anthony Q. Warner, whose home in nearby Antioch was searched on Saturday by federal agents.
Late on Sunday, the FBI tweeted bit.ly/3hkh7dg a photo of Warner.
“We’ve come to the conclusion that an individual named Anthony Warner is the bomber and he was present when the bomb went off and that he perished in the bombing,” Donald Cochran, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, told a news conference.
Officials said it was too early in the investigation to discuss the suspect’s motives.
Warner’s motor home, parked on a downtown street of Tennessee’s largest city, exploded at dawn on Friday moments after police responding to reports of gunfire noticed it and heard music and an automated message emanating from the vehicle warning of a bomb.
The explosion in the heart of America’s country music capital injured three people and damaged businesses including an AT&T switching center, disrupting mobile, internet and TV services across central Tennessee and parts of four other states.
As investigators followed up on hundreds of tips from members of the public, they searched Warner’s home on Saturday and visited a Nashville real estate agency where he had worked on computers.
The owner of Fridrich & Clark Realty, Steve Fridrich, told the Tennessean newspaper that for four or five years Warner had come into the office roughly once a month to provide computer consulting services, until this month when Warner told the company in an email that he would no longer be working for them. He gave no reason, according to Fridrich.
“He seemed very personable to us – this is quite out of character I think,” Fridrich told the newspaper.