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Nashville explosion: Motives still unclear in Nashville 'suicide bomb'

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Nashville explosion: Motives still unclear in Nashville 'suicide bomb'

BBC

US investigators are trying to find out why a 63-year-old computer consultant detonated a bomb that killed himself and injured three others in Nashville.

The suspect in the Christmas Day attack has been named as Anthony Quinn Warner.

But a motive is yet to be established. Warner's criminal record only consisted of an 1978 marijuana-related charge.

Investigators have searched Warner's home and visited a company where he worked but one investigator said he was "not on our radar".

"We are all taking pieces of the puzzle, working to determine what the motivation was for this individual."

Police responded to reports of gunshots just before 06:00 local time (12:00 GMT) on 25 December in an area of the city known for its restaurants and nightlife.

Shortly afterwards, they found a camper van broadcasting a warning message to leave the area.

Police said the van had also broadcast the 1964 hit song Downtown by British singer Petula Clark.

The van exploded a few minutes later and Warner is the only person known to have died.

It blew up outside a building belonging to the telecoms giant AT&T, disrupting communications systems in Tennessee and four other states

Police are now trying to establish what motive Warner, who worked in IT and had extensive experience with electronics, may have had for carrying out the attack.

Full story https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55468759