A Car Bomb for Christmas in Nashville

A car blew up in downtown Nashville early this morning, doing considerable damage to trees, other cars, and buildings, but fortunately only three people were wounded.

There’s still not much information available about the incident. And, with the FBI in charge of the investigation, it may be quite a while before we learn whether “terrorism” was involved. If we ever do.

Here’s a report from the AP:

Police: Explosion in Nashville Believed to be ‘Intentional’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional. The FBI is leading the investigation.

Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said police responded to a call of shots fired just before 6 a.m. but found no immediate signs of a shooting, although officers noticed a suspicious vehicle and called for a hazardous unit. While they waited, the vehicle exploded.

Aaron said three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, although none were in critical condition. He said some people were taken to the department’s central precinct for questioning but declined to give more details.

The FBI will be taking the lead in the investigation, said spokesman Joel Siskovic. Federal investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also on the scene. The FBI is the primary law enforcement agency responsible for investigating federal crimes, such as explosives violations and acts of terrorism.

Black smoke and flames were seen early Friday billowing from the area, which is packed with bars, restaurants and other retail establishments and is known as the heart of downtown Nashville’s tourist scene.

Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard.

Buck McCoy, who lives near the area, posted videos on Facebook that show water pouring down the ceiling of his home. Alarms blare in the background and cries of people in great distress ring in the background. A fire is visible in the street outside.

McCoy says he says he heard gun fire 15 minutes before the explosion rocked his building. McCoy said the windows of his home were entirely blown out.

“All my windows, every single one of them got blown into the next room. If I had been standing there it would have been horrible,” he said.

“It felt like a bomb. It was that big,” he told The Associated Press.

“There were about four cars on fire. I don’t know if it was so hot they just caught on fire, and the trees were all blown apart,” he said.

8 thoughts on “A Car Bomb for Christmas in Nashville

  1. This sounds like an IED based ambush aimed at the police responce teams, but why Nashville? Is this taking the BLM race war to red states?

  2. The RV also broadcast a warning over a loudspeaker to clear the area before the blast
    took place. That’s interesting.

    Below from Prof Glen Reynolds website pjmedia/instapundit,com – he’s at the U of Tennessee:

    “A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communications outages that took down police emergency systems and grounded flights at the city’s airport. Authorities said they believe the blast was intentional. . . . AT&T said the affected building is the central office of a telephone exchange, with network equipment in it. The blast interrupted service, but the company declined to say how widespread outages were. . . . The AT&T outages site showed service issues in middle Tennessee and Kentucky, including Bowling Green about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Nashville. Several police agencies reported that their 911 systems were down because of the outage, including Murfreesboro and Knox County, home to Knoxville about 180 miles (290 kilometers) east of Nashville. The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted flights out of Nashville International Airport because of telecommunications issues associated with the explosion.”

    This reminds me a bit of the mysterious shot-up substation in Silicon Valley a few years back, like it’s someone trying to demonstrate a capability to monkeywrench things. Stay tuned.

    Also, if your 911 system can be taken down by an explosion 180 miles away, your 911 system sucks.

  3. I’m with MC on this one, it looks like an IED that went off before responding units of police could arrive. In my most humble opinion, the police must have been briefed that there was a terrorist threat and to watch for a suspicious vehicle for them to call the bomb squad.

  4. The burn it all down brigades got the green light from the resistance bunker in DC.
    The Derp State must think that they can fool all of the people all of the time.
    The useful idiots can see the use by date coming up fast but preezy of the steezy Kommie-La is down for the struggle.

  5. Nastyville has lots of muslims on Nolensville Road and [an awful lot] of Mexicans and Muslims on Murfreesboro Road. Both are dangerous communities. The worst thing is that we have a muslim woman named ZULFAT Suara on our police accountablity board.
    our city is a democrat run [sump] with a hoard of black criminals in North and East Nashville. this city was once a safe place to live but no longer.

      • I don’t follow sports. I have no respect for any sports group who bow to black criminals like george floyd or that idiot colon kaperdick. I say it is Nastyville because it is democrat run and it is a [sump] now. It used to be a wonderful city but not now. the crime has been escalating.

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