Nashville suicide bomber identified

Nashville suicide bomber identified

Anthony Quinn Warner has been identified as the suicide bomber in the Nashville Christmas Day bombing.

Authorities have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the bomber after matching his DNA with remains found at the blast site. “We have concluded that the bomber is a man named Anthony Quinn Warner. He was present at the scene where the bomb went off and he died there,” said Don Cochran, Tennessee State Attorney.

David Rausch, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, told a news conference that Warner, 63, of Antioch, Tennessee, had been identified as a person of interest in the investigation, but it has now been determined that he was the one who blew up the mobile home in the city centre.

The explosion damaged dozens of buildings, injured three people and disabled AT&T wireless service in and around Nashville. There is no indication that anyone else was involved, and motives have not yet been established, said Douglas Cornesky, special agent with the FBI, Memphis.