Initial investigative evidence suggests that a car bomb exploded in downtown Nashville on the morning of December 25. Mayor John Cooper told reporters about it.
“Initial information indicates that it was a deliberate bombing in our city,” he stressed.
Earlier, the intentional nature of the explosion was announced by the Governor of Tennessee, which includes Nashville, Republican Bill Lee.
The day before, it was reported that human remains were found near the explosion site.
On the morning of December 25, a van exploded in downtown Nashville. Shortly before this, a warning was sounded about an impending explosion. Police officers found the van itself, reacting to shots in this area of the city.
US President-elect Joe Biden was informed about the explosion.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has suspended flights from Nashville International Airport due to telecommunications problems following a car bombing in the city.