Federal officials said Saturday they have a “person of interest” in connection with the Nashville Christmas bombing — as six local cops were hailed as heroes for having cleared the area mere minutes before the massive blast.
No arrests or motive had been revealed in the blast, in which a white recreational vehicle loaded with explosives was detonated outside the downtown AT&T building, injuring at least three people. But investigators converged on a brick duplex in nearby Antioch that was recently owned by 63-year-old electrician Anthony Quinn Warner, according to CBS News.
Multiple bags of evidence had been carried out of the house by early evening, according to local reports.
An RV similar to the one that exploded had been parked behind wooden fencing in the property’s yard as recently as two weeks ago, CBS News reported.
No one was inside the home on Saturday, according to FBI Special Jackson Pack, who told the Tennessean newspaper that agents entered the home at 2:30 p.m. for a court-approved search.
Law enforcement told CBS News that the suspect may have died in the explosion. Meanwhile, tissue samples recovered at the blast site have been determined to be human remains, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. Officials were working to identify the remains.
Public records show that last month Warner signed the deed to the $160,000 property over to Lisa Swing, 29, of Los Angeles for $0.00.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Eileen AJ Connelly, Dana Kennedy and Laura Italiano