Washington, December 28
The man behind the Nashville blast has been identified, officials said. The 63-year-old suspect’s action on Christmas morning left him dead, destroyed his motor home and damaged more than 40 businesses, authorities said.
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.
“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, US Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, said.
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. — Reuters