The Tennessean reports:
Sixteen months before Anthony Quinn Warner’s RV exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, officers visited his home in Antioch after his girlfriend reported that he was making bombs in the vehicle, according to documents obtained by The Tennessean.
On Friday, 63-year-old Warner blew up a city block, police say, about 6:30 a.m. on Second Avenue outside an AT&T switch facility. The bomb caused massive destruction to 41 downtown buildings and crippled telecommunication systems throughout the Southeast over the weekend.
In the aftermath, The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Warner was “not on our radar” prior to the bombing. But a Metro Nashville Police Department report from August 2019 shows that local and federal authorities were aware of alleged threats he had made.
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On Aug. 21, 2019, a girlfriend told Nashville police that Warner “was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence.”
Police knocked on his door. He didn’t answer.
— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) December 30, 2020
This is such a huge turn in this story. Police told us his only arrest was from 1978, omitting this key relevant piece of info, first reported by @natalie_allison and @NC5_BenHall. https://t.co/0nZ1UCkR6g
— Blake Farmer (@flakebarmer) December 30, 2020