Nashville Police identify person of interest since explosion on Christmas morning

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Nashville Police have identified a person of interest after a massive explosion on Friday destroyed a whole downtown block on Christmas morning.

During a press conference on Saturday afternoon, officials said they had accumulated over 500 leads submitted since the explosion that they are tracking down.

It was reported that three people were injured in the blast that was set off by an RV parked in the vicinity of 166 2nd Ave N in downtown Nashville. The RV played recordings blaring a warning message that a bomb would detonate within 15 minutes.

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Officers began evacuating residents living near the RV blaring the message.

A bomb squad team was called and headed to the scene. The blast happened at around 6:30 am as the bomb squad was en-route to the scene.

Source: CC/ Nashville Fire Department

The FBI was initiated to lead the probe and investigation. Authorities said they do not yet know a motive or target behind the incident.

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