Huge Explosion downtown Nashville
Officials believe that a Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville was an intentional act, according to a Metro Nashville Police spokesman. The explosion happened on 2nd Avenue on the edge of the Tennessee city’s hospitality and tourist district in an old, historic part of town.
In a news conference on Friday morning, spokesman Don Aaron said the department’s hazardous devices unit was headed downtown in response to a call about a suspicious vehicle when there was a “significant” explosion linked to that vehicle around 6:30 a.m. CT.
The huge explosion in Nashville was believed to caused by a car loaded with explosive devices. The investigation is still underway but in the brie statement by the police Don Aaron said: “We do believe that the explosion was an intentional act,”.
When the Mayor finally reached the site of the explosion he said “it looks like a bomb went off,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper said.