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Police Received Warning About Nashville Bombing Suspect Anthony Warner in 2019


#Nashville police and federal agents were told in 2019 that

#Anthony #Warner

was building bombs inside a trailer at his home but found little that allowed them to investigate the #Tennessee man now suspected of setting off an explosive inside an RV in downtown #Nashville on #Christmas morning.

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#Investigators are still trying to determine what might have motivated the bombing outside an

AT&T

switching facility, which killed #Mr. #Warner, injured three others and damaged 41 buildings.

#An #Aug. 21, 2019, incident report and synopsis released #Tuesday by the #Metropolitan #Nashville #Police #Department say the agency asked the #Federal #Bureau of #Investigation to look into #Mr. #Warner’s background after a woman who identified herself as #Mr. #Warner’s girlfriend warned police that her boyfriend “was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence.”

#Police were also told by

#Raymond #Throckmorton III,

an attorney who said he represented #Mr. #Warner and his girlfriend, that #Mr. #Warner “frequently talks about the military and making bombs,” according to the report.

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#Mr. #Throckmorton didn’t return a call to his office for comment late #Tuesday night.

#When police went to #Mr. #Warner’s home in #Nashville’s #Antioch neighborhood that #August, officers saw an RV parked in the fenced backyard but couldn’t see inside the vehicle, according to the report. They got no answer when knocking at #Mr. #Warner’s door. #Police said in an email #Tuesday they saw no evidence of a crime at the time and had no authority to enter #Mr. #Warner’s home or fenced property.

The home of #Anthony #Warner, the man whom authorities have identified as the bomber in the #Nashville explosion on #Christmas morning.


#Photo:

#Lisbeth #Norton/Zuma #Press

#Nashville police said they next alerted their department’s #Hazardous #Devices #Unit, a nationally accredited bomb squad, and asked the FBI to check its databases for #Mr. #Warner and determine whether he had any prior military connections.

A day later, “the FBI reported back that they checked their holdings and found no records on #Warner at all,” police said #Tuesday. #Defense #Department checks on #Mr. #Warner also came back “all negative” several days later.

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The #Hazardous #Devices #Unit reached out to #Mr. #Throckmorton, but police said investigators were told the lawyer wouldn’t allow #Mr. #Warner, who “did not care for the police,” to grant a visual inspection of his RV.

“At no time was there any evidence of a crime detected and no additional action was taken,” police said #Tuesday.

A criminal history for #Mr. #Warner that was released by the #Tennessee #Bureau of #Investigation on #Monday showed only one arrest, in 1978 by #Nashville police for possession of marijuana.

#An explosion rocked downtown #Nashville on #Christmas morning, wounding three people and causing damage to businesses. #Authorities said it appeared to be an “intentional act.” #Photo: #Andrew #Nelles/Tennessean.com

#Write to #Erin #Ailworth at #Erin.#[email protected]

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