Camper van bomber named as Anthony Quinn Warner in Nashville

Police investigating a camper van blast that injured three people in Nashville on Christmas Day have named a suspect after DNA was collected at the scene.

Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, was present when the explosion occurred in the US state of Tennessee, officials say.

They believe the explosion may have been a suicide bombing and confirmed on Sunday that DNA samples from the site belonged to Mr. Warner.

No motive for the powerful explosion has yet been established.

During a press conference on Sunday, federal investigators said they believed that Mr. Warner, who worked in IT and had extensive experience with electronics, was the sole individual responsible for the blast and had died at the site.

They said the blast was probably deliberate, and that it was Mr. Warner’s remains discovered at the scene.

According to public records, Mr. Warner had until recently lived in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville, where police searched a home on Saturday.

Neighbors also reported seeing a camper van at the premises, local media report.

Earlier, CNN reported that DNA samples had also been collected from members of the suspect’s family.  Global247News Twitter

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