The man who exploded an RV bomb in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning has been identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, a 63-year-old from Antioch.
“Anthony Warner is the bomber,” Donald Q. Cochran, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, said at a news conference. “He was present when the bomb went off and he perished in the bombing.”
According to authorities, Warner was interested in various conspiracy theories, including ones involving “lizard people” — a belief that shape-shifting reptilian creatures appear in human form and are bent on world domination per NBC.
BREAKING: we just received this report from @MNPDNashville showing Anthony Warner’s girlfriend reported he was making bombs in an RV one year ago. The FBI said earlier this week Warner was not on law enforcement’s radar prior to this incident. #nashvillebombing @WSMV pic.twitter.com/fYga92BIzP
— Brittany Weiner (@brittweinerTV) December 30, 2020
After parking his RV in downtown Nashville, A Warner set off an exterior sound system that blared a repetitive audio message to residents, local business owners, and passersby. The audio message said: “This area must be evacuated now. If you can hear this message, evacuate now.”
@MSNBC @CNN If you look at Google Street View from 2014, you will see the RV parked in Anthony Warner’s driveway. The sticker on the front bumper matches the image shared by @MNPDNashville pic.twitter.com/U0B9xg2Uhh
— Andy Ellifson (@AndyEllifson) December 27, 2020
There was also a 15-minute countdown until the blast.
Mainstream media has been slammed for not calling Warner a “terrorist,” — some argued that he is not a terrorist because he gave warning. Warner died in the blast.