Nashville ‘hero’ cops recall bomb countdown, eerie music and mad sprint…

Anthony Quinn Warner has been recognized by police as a ‘particular person of curiosity.’

December 27, 2020, 7:49 PM

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The Nashville cops being hailed as heroes for saving lives throughout a large Christmas morning bombing described on Sunday their fast actions to evacuate buildings as they raced towards an eerie recording counting right down to detonation and the Petula Clark tune “Downtown” coming from a leisure car filled with explosives.

“Immediately, they didn’t think about their own lives. They didn’t think about themselves. They thought about the citizens of Nashville and protecting them and they went about knocking on doors,” stated Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake as he launched 5 of the six officers at a information convention. “Had they not made those efforts, we’d be talking about the tragedy of people and lives lost.”

Metro Nashville cops James Luellen, Brenna Hosey, Michael Sipos, Amanda Topping, James Wells and Sgt. Timothy Miller have been described as “heroes” by Drake and Nashville Mayor John Cooper.

“I think they may consider what they did was just a regular part of their duties. But we in Nashville know it was extraordinary and it’s thrilling to have them in our community and we need to recognize their heroism,” Cooper stated, earlier than every officer recounted the bombing that broken no less than 41 buildings, ignited a number of automobiles on fireplace and left an enormous crater on Second Avenue North.

Human remains were discovered amid the blast particles and investigators have been working to find out in the event that they have been these of the proprietor of the RV, who a number of regulation enforcement sources briefed on the investigation instructed ABC News has been recognized as Anthony Quinn Warner of Antioch, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.

A spokesperson for the Metro Nashville Police Department confirmed to ABC News on Sunday that Warner is a “person of interest” within the downtown Nashville explosion.

Authorities imagine the RV was parked in entrance of an AT&T transmission constructing at 1:22 a.m. on Friday, but it surely stays unclear if the constructing was focused.

A motive for the bombing, which left three folks with minor accidents, stays underneath investigation.

Federal brokers arrived Saturday at properties related to Warner in Antioch to conduct court-authorized searches, sources instructed ABC News. A Google Maps Street View picture of Warner’s handle reveals an RV in a fenced-in part of the yard that seems much like the one used within the blast.

More than 250 FBI personnel from no less than seven subject places of work are in Nashville engaged on the investigation, together with particular brokers, analysts, {and professional} employees, who’re conducting interviews, amassing proof and coordinating with associate businesses together with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and state and native investigators.

The high-stakes drama started to unfold about 6 a.m. on Friday when the officers working the midnight shift acquired a name of photographs fired inside a constructing positioned at 178 Second Avenue North,

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