According to multiple news sources, there has been a large explosion in downtown Nashville. The Christmas morning blast has been linked to an RV, and Nashville officials now believe it was an “intentional act.” The FBI, ATF and other agencies are involved in the investigation.
Authorities received reports of a suspicious vehicle at approximately 6:30 a.m., and the Metro Nashville Police’s hazardous devices unit was responding to the call when the blast went off.
Elizabeth Lane with WKRN in Nashville tweets that she has spoken with someone who lives near where the explosion took place. That man also reported hearing “multiple gun shots.”
I spoke with a man who lives here and says he heard what sounded like a shootout — multiple gun shots — he barricaded his door and police later evacuated the complex. Then he heard an explosion. @WKRN
— Elizabeth Lane (@elizabethlanetv) December 25, 2020
Here are a couple of videos of the explosion, including some of the damage done by it.
This is how big the explosion was. pic.twitter.com/CozOlBlxsA
— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) December 25, 2020
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