Things aren’t looking good in Nashville, this Christmas morning.
An explosion took place at 6:30 AM and the FBI along with the ATF believe it was caused by a bomb located in a parked vehicle.
As of right now, the explosion is still under investigation and no suspects have been arrested.
Nashville police investigating Christmas morning vehicle explosion that they believe was an "intentional act."
3 taken to hospitals, none critical, fire officials say. https://t.co/MBYHmbwCgQ
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) December 25, 2020
An explosion linked to a vehicle in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning sent smoke rising high above the buildings, the authorities said. It was not immediately clear whether there were any deaths or injuries. https://t.co/h9TM9SgdXo
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 25, 2020
An explosion linked to a vehicle rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, sending shattered glass and debris over a wide area and rocking nearby buildings.
Police said they believed the blast was "intentional." https://t.co/fghS7hQBOz
— POLITICO (@politico) December 25, 2020
Fox News covered the story and dropped these details:
An explosion that shook downtown Nashville early Friday appears to have been “an intentional act,” police said, as officers and firefighters investigated the scene with assistance from federal personnel.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said the blast occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. local time and was connected to a vehicle in the neighborhood. Police now believe the explosion was intentional.
“This appears to have been an intentional act,” the police department tweeted. “Law enforcement is closing downtown streets as investigation continues.” They department said they are investigating along with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
“There is an incident involving an explosion,” the Nashville Fire Department said in a statement reported by local Fox 17 earlier in the morning. “This is an active scene. Metro Nashville Police Department and Nashville Fire Department are on the scene.”
Police and firefighters were quickly on the scene after the blast caused noticeable tremors in the surrounding area.
The entire @WKRN studio just shook. Anyone else in Nashville just feel any weird shaking ??
— Josh Breslow (@JoshBreslowWKRN) December 25, 2020
BREAKING: Large explosion in downtown Nashville "heavy structural damage".. evacuting lofts @ 2nd/Commerce – per Nashville Fire radio traffic – some walking out on their own – glass and steel 'EVERYWHERE' – 2nd/Union staging
— Jason Steen (@jasonashville) December 25, 2020
MNPD, FBI & ATF investigating the 6:30 a.m. explosion on 2nd Ave N linked to a vehicle. This appears to have been an intentional act. Law enforcement is closing downtown streets as investigation continues. pic.twitter.com/YOfMTaKmTH
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 25, 2020
— Anon Candanga EN🌍🌎🌏 (@anon_candanga) December 25, 2020
CNN covered the shocking news too:
Officials believe that a Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville was an intentional act, according to a Metro Nashville Police spokesman.
In a brief news conference Friday morning, spokesman Don Aaron said the department’s hazardous devices unit was headed downtown in response to a call about a suspicious vehicle when there was a “significant” explosion linked to that vehicle around 6:30 a.m. CT. “We do believe that the explosion was an intentional act,” Aaron said.
Three people have been transported to hospitals form the scene, but none are in critical condition, according to Nashville Fire spokesman Joseph Pleasant.
The incident is under investigation by multiple agencies, both local and federal, including the FBI and the ATF, Aaron said. Police and Tennessee Highway Patrol are conducting a shutdown of the area for the investigation. Access from the interstate through the immediate area will be restricted, he said.
Friends stay safe out there, it looks to be this was a planned attack.
If you see something strange while you’re out and about make sure you report it to authorities.