Perpetrator Named in Nashville Christmas Bombing
FBI announcing they'd made a DNA match to the remains found at the scene of the explosion in downtown Nashville. They say Anthony Warner acted alone. pic.twitter.com/UP6BIuBdgi
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The FBI said on Sunday that the human remains found at the scene of a massive Christmas Day explosion in Nashville match suspect Anthony Quinn Warner, 63. Earlier Sunday, authorities officially named Warner as a person of interest in the case, one day after searching his home in Antioch, Tennessee.
“We can tell you Anthony Warner is the man believed to be responsible for this horrible crime,” said Nashville Metro police chief John Drake on Sunday afternoon.
CBS News has obtained a photo that law enforcement sources have confirmed is of Warner and being used in the investigation.
A law enforcement source told CBS News that investigators obtained a DNA sample from Warner’s mother to be matched with human remains recovered from the scene. Authorities on Sunday confirmed they had used a relative’s DNA sample.
FBI special agent Doug Korneski said Sunday that there is no indication of additional suspects. Investigators are still searching for a motive. They would not say if the bombing is being considered domestic terrorism, and authorities confirmed Warner was not on law enforcement’s radar prior to the explosion.