Investigators believe the Nashville blast was a suspected suicide bombing. Human remains found at the explosion site, reports say.
: FBI and first responders work on site after an explosion on December 25, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Thaddaeus McAdams / Getty Images
An explosion in Nashville linked to a parked RV on Christmas Day injured three people and destroyed much of a downtown street.
Investigators now believe the explosion may have been the result of a suicide attack, according to CNN.
Human remains were found near the site of the explosion. The FBI is now trying to track down the mother of a suspected bomber to see if they belong to him.
The explosion has already been described as "intentional" and "intentional" by local officials.
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Investigators investigating the Christmas Day explosion on a Nashville street now believe the massive blast was the result of a suicide bombing, two law enforcement agencies familiar with the investigation told CNN.
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News follows that investigators have found human remains near the site of the powerful explosion, according to CBS News.
Nashville Police Chief John Drake announced Friday night that tissue had been discovered.
USA Today's Federal Emergency Management Agency report confirmed the tissue was from a human after DNA testing on Saturday.
It is believed that whoever set off the bomb was likely killed in the explosion, law enforcement sources told CBS News.
FBI agents are now trying to track down the mother of a leading suspect, two police officers told Newsweek.
On Saturday, several news outlets reported that Nashville police were investigating a "person of interest". He has since been identified as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner.
On Saturday afternoon, FBI agents searched Warner's home in Antioch, Tennessee. According to CBS News, he owned an RV the make and model of which was similar to that of Friday's explosion.
A picture of Anthony Quinn Warner's RV outside his home in Antioch, Tennessee. Google Street View
The RV had previously been pictured in Google Street View searches of Warner's property, but it has not been seen in its driveway since at least the day of the explosion, Newsweek reported.
The authorities had already confirmed on Friday that the explosion was probably "intentional".
Nashville Mayor John Cooper later said, "Initial evidence shows it was a deliberate bomb that was fired in our community."
The blast injured three civilians and damaged 41 buildings.
The FBI is currently looking for information about the explosion. More than 500 tips have been received since the explosion.
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