Three people must cry after a “deliberate” explosion Friday morning in Nashville, Tennessee. The police call for witnesses.
Fierce awareness in Nashville this morning. The city of Tennessee was rocked by the sound of a violent explosion on December 25, injuring several people. Scene destroyed in the city center by an act described as “deliberate” by the police.
An explosion at the foot of a miniature tower
In Tennessee (southeastern United States), a Nashville police patrol was called in Friday morning for a shootout on 2nd Avenue north of the city, without further details. Police arrived at the scene, finding that a motorhome was parked in front of the “AT&T Building,” which is the tallest skyscraper in the United States, with mostly offices.
“At the scene, police found a vehicle that conveyed the message that a bomb would explode within the next 15 minutes,” Nashville Police Chief John Drake said at a press conference.
The suicide bomber attacked shortly after 6:30 a.m. UST, shortly after police asked residents to evacuate nearby buildings. An eruption was felt several kilometers away. The windows were shattered by the explosion, debris on the ground, torn trees, catastrophic facades of buildings and the fire that ravaged the street … property damage was extensive.
Three minor injuries
Three people were slightly injured in the explosion, according to the first interim report of the firefighters. They were taken to hospital for treatment, but their lives were not in danger.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper said the city had been “very lucky” with very few injuries, despite “spectacular” damage.
Authorities said they did not know whether the AT&T building was the primary target or whether it was accidental. Police said they did not know if anyone was in the van at the time of the explosion.
“A deliberate act”
The area of the explosion has also been isolated while patrols are underway.
“We believe the explosion was intentional,” said Don Aaron, a spokesperson for the Nashville Police Department.
Investigations by the FBI and a US arms and munitions agency are trying to find the culprit.
Police call witnesses
Nashville Police posted a photo of the Camper van taken before the explosion on social media and called witnesses to provide information about the vehicle.
“There is no immediate danger to our city. The dogs are looking for explosives in this neighborhood as a preventive measure, ”Nashville told police.
Hughes Garnier PFMTV Reporter