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Daily Mail/ REVEALED: Nashville bomber Anthony Warner 'targeted AT&T after his father who worked for subsidiary died of dementia - fueling his conspiracy theory that 5G is killing people'
Authorities have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the Nashville bomber after matching his DNA to remains found at the scene of the explosion.
"We've come to the conclusion that an individual named Anthony Warner is the bomber. He was present when the bomb went off and then he perished," said Don Cochran, US attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, during a Sunday evening news conference.
DNA taken from the scene was matched to Warner by forensic analysts, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch said at the news conference.
Warner, 63, of nearby Antioch, Tennessee, had already been identified as a person of interest in the explosion of a recreational vehicle in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.
The violence of the explosion was captured in a Nashville police surveillance video posted to Twitter Sunday night. The blast damaged dozens of buildings, injured three people and knocked out AT&T wireless service in and around Nashville.
The suspect behind the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville has been identified as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner, authorities confirmed during a press conference Sunday.
Police said Warner owned the RV that exploded in downtown Nashville early Friday, and that he died in the blast.
Human tissue was found amongst the debris left behind by the explosion, and DNA examinations of tissue samples by The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and FBI were found to be consistent with Warner. In addition, the Tennessee Highway Patrol uncovered a vehicle identification number from the remains of the RV, which revealed it was registered to Warner.
Nashville officials announced that Anthony Warner is the suspected bomber in the Christmas Day explosion that went off in the center of the city’s business district. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Donald Cochran said, Warner “was present when the bomb went off,” and “he perished.”
FBI identified Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, as the Nashville Christmas bomber
Source tells DailyMail.com investigators are zeroing in on a possible motive
Warner's father died of dementia after a career spent working for BellSouth
The 'Baby Bell' split off from AT&T and was required by the phone giant in 2006
Investigators believe his father's death fueled Warner's 5G conspiracy theories
Bomber believed he'd be 'hailed a hero' for the attack, a source said
'The suspect believed 5G was the root of all deaths in the region,' the source said
5G technology has been the target of various bizarre conspiracy theories