Federal authorities on Sunday identified and releases the name of the suspect in the Christmas Nashville RV bombing as Anthony Quinn Warner.
Investigators used DNA to identify human remains that were found at the scene to be that of 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner. The FBI said they also matched the RV’s vehicle identification number to a registration belonging to Warner.
Investigators said they believe Warner acted alone, but authorities have yet to determine a motive. He was not known to law enforcement prior to the Christmas bombing.
The explosion happened in Nashville early on Christmas morning, well before downtown streets were busy and was accompanied by a recorded announcement warning anyone nearby that a bomb would soon detonate.
Some reports say Warner was a computer consultant who worked as an independent contractor for Fridrich & Clark Realty, a Nashville-based real estate firm.
Fridrich and Clark’s president Steve Fridrich told Fox News that Warner was never an employee at the company but occasionally serviced its computers. Fridrich said that Warner announced his retirement earlier this month and has had no further contact with the company since that time.
“Upon learning that Tony is a suspect in the bombing on 2nd Avenue on Christmas morning, Fridrich & Clark notified the authorities that he had provided IT services to our firm,” the company said. “The Tony Warner we knew is a nice person who never exhibited any behavior which was less than professional.”
The bombing caused damage to an AT&T building and has continued to disrupted cellphone service and police and hospital communications in several Southern states as the company worked to restore service.
Speculation is that Warner was paranoid about 5G but investigators are yrt to confirm that.