Nashville explosion was ‘an intentional act’ – police
The explosion occurred at around 6:30am local time near Second Avenue, according to city police. Police responded to a ‘shots fired’ call in the area and saw an RV they considered suspicious. As officers evacuated the area and a bomb squad arrived, the RV exploded, police sources told WKRN News.Also on rt.com ‘This area must be evacuated now’: CCTV VIDEO of Nashville explosion captures chilling audio WARNING before devastating blast
Police and federal agents began an investigation immediately afterwards, with a police spokesman telling reporters that the blast “was an intentional act.”
MNPD, FBI & ATF investigating the 6:30 a.m. explosion on 2nd Ave N linked to a vehicle. This appears to have been an intentional act. Law enforcement is closing downtown streets as investigation continues. pic.twitter.com/YOfMTaKmTH— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 25, 2020
According to some witnesses, a message coming from the RV prior to the blast warned bystanders to evacuate. Police told News Channel 5 that they are investigating these reports.
Footage from the scene on 2nd Ave North as multiple agencies continue to work and investigate an explosion from earlier this morning. pic.twitter.com/5g40RhwNNl— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) December 25, 2020
Three people were transported to hospital following the explosion, but none of their injuries have been reported as critical.
However, the blast devastated a large stretch of Second Avenue, destroying the facades of buildings, smashing windows, setting vehicles on fire, and spewing thick black smoke into the air.
Firefighters have asked the public to stay at least two blocks from the blast site as a precaution in the event of further explosions. Around 30 people have reportedly been evacuated.Also on rt.com Huge explosion wakens Nashville, Tennessee on Christmas morning (VIDEOS)
According to media reports, President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident.
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