Anthony Quinn Warner Bio, Anthony Quinn Warner Wiki, Age, Net Worth
Anthony Quinn Warner is a 63-year-old Tennessee man who has been named as the person of interest accused in the explosion of a parked RV in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, according to CBS News. An RV similar to the one used in the Nashville bombing was once parked at an address linked to his name in images available on both Google Maps and Google Earth.
Jeff Pegues, a CBS News journalist, wrote on Twitter, “@CBSNews has learned the name of a person of interest tied to the explosion that rocked #Nashville on #Christmas Day. Multiple sources tell us that Anthony Quinn Warner, a Nashville area resident, had a similar make and model RV. ” Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity.
…#exclusive @CBSNews has learned the name of a person of interest tied to the explosion that rocked #Nashville on #Christmas Day. Multiple sources tell us that Anthony Quinn Warner, a Nashville area resident, had a similar make and model RV.
— Jeff Pegues (@jeffpeguescbs) December 26, 2020
Media reached a neighbor of Warner’s. She confirmed that the FBI and ATF were at Warner’s house.
She didn’t want her name printed, but she said he “lived here a long time. He was quiet, kept to himself. ” In fact, even though she lived near him for 25 years, she never knew his last name. She described Warner as a white male with a “slight” build. She said he stood about 5 foot 5 inches tall and had “grayish hair, kind of long.” She noticed that the RV, which had been parked in his yard, was moved a couple days ago. It’s not there now. She said Warner lived at the home since at least 1995.
Here’s live video from the search of Warner’s home.
In a December 26 press conference, authorities declined to confirm CBS News’ name release. They said they had over 500 investigative leads and are looking into multiple individuals. “At this point, we are not prepared to identify any single individual,” authorities said. They said they don’t know if there was more than one person involved in the bombing, although they don’t believe there are any active threats.
However, authorities were searching a home in Antioch, Tennessee. Local news reporters said
Online records for Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, of Tennessee, give his address in the Nashville, Tennessee area. You can see a very similar RV in the Google Maps view of that address that is linked to Anthony Warner via the online records. Here’s how the RV looks in Google Maps:
In a December 26 press conference, authorities declined to confirm CBS News’ name release. They said they had over 500 investigative leads and are looking into multiple individuals. “At this point, we’re not prepared to identify any single individual,” authorities said. They said they don’t know if there was more than one person involved in the bombing, although they don’t believe there are any active threats.
However, authorities were searching a home in Antioch, Tennessee. Local news reporters said
Online records for Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, of Tennessee, give his address in the Nashville, Tennessee area. You can see a very similar RV in the Google Maps view of that address that is linked to Anthony Warner via the online records. Here’s how the RV looks in Google Maps.
The blast leveled a large section of 2nd Avenue early on Christmas morning. The motive is not yet clear.
“MNPD, FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation and ATF investigating the 6:30 a.m. explosion on 2nd Ave North linked to a vehicle. This appears to have been an intentional act. Law enforcement is closing downtown streets as investigation continues,” police wrote on their Facebook page.
WKRN-TV reported in a live broadcast that a message was “playing from the RV” before the blast. The video below, which was posted on a new Twitter page but also published by local Nashville television stations, captures a message urging people to evacuate.
“If you can hear this message, evacuate now. This area must be evacuated now,” a woman’s recorded voice says in a monotone voice in the video.
Police have not identified a suspect or motive in the Nashville bombing, but they say it was an “intentional act.”
One Facebook post claimed that the “RV was broadcasting a message that it contained a bomb and that we had limited time to evacuate. That went on for 20 minutes or so and then the message changed to a countdown. It said we had 15 minutes to evacuate.”
WATCH: “If you can hear this message, evacuate now.”
This is allegedly video of the explosion in Nashville this morning, with a woman’s voice recording over a PA beforehand…
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) December 25, 2020
BREAKING: This is the RV that exploded on 2nd Ave N this morning. It arrived on 2nd Ave at 1:22 a.m. Have you seen this vehicle in our area or do you have information about it? Please contact us via Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 or online via https://t.co/dVGS7o0m4v. @ATFHQ pic.twitter.com/JNx9sDinAH
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 25, 2020
The neighbor told Heavy that Warner told her once that he “worked for himself in computers. That was a long time ago. ” She also said she believed he was “self-employed in IT.” She wasn’t sure for whom; the bombing, of course, led to widespread outages in the communication infrastructure because the RV was parked near an AT&T hub when it exploded.
The neighbor said Warner had no family – no wife or kids that she knew of. She said he ‘was very good to the animals he had.” She said he had little dogs, and “when they got older, he built them a ramp so they wouldn’t have to climb.”
Online records show that Anthony Warner’s name is linked to a company called Custom Alarms Electronics. But it doesn’t come up in corporate records.
The neighbor said that Warner would wave and say hi, but he generally kept to himself.
She said she was “shocked to see the ATF and the FBI” at his house. “It’s a little quiet neighborhood street,” she said.
As for the RV, she said he would “park it in his backyard and then move it. A couple days ago i noticed it was moved. ”
Natalie Neysa Alund, a breaking news reporter for USA Today, wrote on Twitter, “Although a person of interest has been identified, a FBI spokesman at the scene said no person of interest or suspect is physically in custody.”
That doesn’t necessarily mean that a person of interest or suspect is at large, however, because authorities previously revealed that they’ve recovered tissue that might be human remains at the bombing scene.
Authorities said they have no information of additional explosive threats. In a press conference on December 26, they called the bomber the “ultimate scrooge.”
Police confirmed that the explosion was linked to a vehicle. They described it as a parked RV.
“An explosion linked to a vehicle occurred at 6:30 this morning outside 166 2nd Ave N downtown. Investigation active by MNPD & federal partners, ”Metro Nashville Police confirmed in their first statement on the explosion.
Another journalist reported that the police bomb squad was making sure there weren’t car bombs in the area. NewsChannel5 reported that federal authorities were helping investigate. It’s not clear what ignited the explosion, but there was a fairly large blast zone.
#UPDATE: Don Aaron with Metro police says it appears the RV explosion “was an intentional act.” The scene at 2nd/Commerce in downtown Nashville will be active for an extensive period of time. ATF, FBI and other agencies involved in investigation. We are LIVE on @WKRN. pic.twitter.com/SfYilpVdqf
— Josh Breslow (@JoshBreslowWKRN) December 25, 2020
CBS News is reporting that authorities found human remains near the blast scene.
Anthony Warner, of the same age as the man named by CBS, has an arrest history for felony controlled substances in Davidson County, Tennessee. You can see that arrest record here. The conviction dates to the late 1970s though.
A dramatic video circulated showing the damage after the explosion. The same Nashville resident, Buck McCoy, also went live from the scene.
An FBI spokesperson confirmed to local officials that they were searching a home in Antioch, Tennessee. Journalist Alund wrote on Twitter, “FBI public affairs officer Darrell DeBusk said information developed during the course of the investigation led law enforcement to this home on Bakertown Road in Antioch.”
A WKRN journalist, speaking in the second video down in this story, reported speaking to a man in the area who reported hearing what sounded like multiple gunshots. It’s not clear whether they really were gunshots, however.
According to journalist David Begnaud, a CBS News national correspondent, “At least 2 tips were called in to @FBI about Warner, prior to the explosion.”
When the explosion went off, it “knocked one of our officers to the ground,” the police spokesman said. No officers were severely hurt. One suffered temporary hearing loss. “There were a number of officers working a call when the explosion occurred,” he said. Officers are now “conducting searches of downtown buildings to make sure there’s no one in need of help.” Several buildings experienced damage.
Police closed a 10-block radius of the Tennessee city’s downtown, according to WSMV-TV.
Williams added, “Per scanners, Metro Police have identified an extended debris field that stretches up 2nd Ave to the old Metro Courthouse. This is about two city blocks. Nashville fire crews being told to back up ANOTHER two blocks from site of explosion in downtown area. Concerns: possible vehicle bombs left in area, potential radiation. All of this is PRECAUTIONARY at this point. Nashville police and fire setting up radiation monitors to assess situation in downtown area near explosion site. This is all precautionary at this point. ”
JUST IN: Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management district chief said a parked RV exploded and caused damage to several buildings. No injures reported. Metro crews are working to assess damage. This is near 2nd/Commerce. #NashvilleExplosion @WKRN https://t.co/G2jOCcDeBK pic.twitter.com/MUCh6cy4bq
— Nickelle Smith (@NickelleReports) December 25, 2020
According to WKRN-TV, the explosion occurred in the area of Second Avenue and Broadway near Commerce Street around 6:30 a.m. on Christmas Day.