Still a pretty terrifying Christmas morning by any standard, but now police are working to piece the case together, determine the culprit, the motive and more.
According to CNN, Metro Nashville Police Department responded to a call of gunshots in the early morning when they found a strange RV parked in front of an AT&T transmission building on 2nd Avenue North.
The RV was playing a recorded message that said a bomb was going to explode. And while no evidence of gunshots were present, multiple witness recalled hearing them. Police called in the bomb squad to investigate the RV who were in the process of responding when the RV exploded.
A nearby security camera captured the blast:
Police say an explosion in Nashville on Christmas that left at least three people hospitalized with non-critical injuries was “an intentional act.”
Prior to blast, a recording from the RV that exploded said, “If you can hear this message evacuate now.” pic.twitter.com/osQ5hInpeG