DNA testing has identified the man who blew up a van in Nashville (Tennessee) on Christmas morning. It turned out to be a local resident named Anthony Quinn Warner, reports CNN.
District Attorney Don Cochran confirmed during a news conference that Warner was present at the scene of the explosion and died.
FBI spokesman David Roche said that DNA testing was used to identify the bomber. Samples found at the scene pointed to Warner.
David Roush, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Tennessee, said the DNA taken from the crime scene matched Warner’s samples.
Authorities said there is no indication that others were involved in the bombing. Possible motives are being investigated.
A car explosion in downtown U.S. Nashville (Tennessee) occurred Friday morning, December 25. According to local media, three people were injured as a result of the accident. They are being treated in hospital, their lives are not in danger.
The explosion knocked out the glass in the neighboring houses and caused material damage to several buildings.
A recorded warning sounded from a car 15 minutes before the explosion. Police evacuated people from nearby buildings and called in the bomb squad. There were no injuries among those evacuated.