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Just In: Massive Explosion From Vehicle In Nashville Is An “Intentional Act” According To FBI And ATF


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.

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.

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.


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