(PatriotHeadline.com)- FBI agent Matt Foster, who is leading the investigation into the tragic explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on Christmas day, vowed to get to the bottom of the incident during a press conference.
Foster said that he and his agency would find the suspects responsible for the intentional blast and that they would be brought to justice.
“We will find out who did this,” he said. “This is our city, too…We’re putting everything we have into finding who was responsible for what happened here today.”
Three people were injured during a blast in the southern American city early on Friday, and dozens of buildings in the surrounding area were damaged. According to officials, without a quick response from six police officers who evacuated the area after a disturbing message was emanated from speakers in a parked RV nearby, more would have been hurt.
After a swift evacuation, a massive explosion occurred, shattering windows, damaging buildings, and causing fires in the street. And after several days, authorities still have many questions about the purpose of the blast and who was responsible for it.
Video and audio footage shared online shows the RV parked in the street with audio telling people if they could hear the message, they should “evacuate now.”
This is the creepiest part of this story. If you’re going to blow something up, why warn everyone right before it?
Brings up so many questions for investigators.
— Alex Apple (@AlexApple_) December 25, 2020
“This is the creepiest part of this story,” Fox reporter Alex Apple said. “If you’re going to blow something up, why warn everyone right before it?”
It’s a similar tactic to the one used by the Irish Republican Army during the conflict with the United Kingdom in the 1980s, where people would be warned about the presence of a bomb in English cities to ensure the explosion didn’t kill anybody.
However, without a clear reason for why the explosion occurred, the advance warning makes little sense.
While the FBI has vowed to find the person responsible, officials also told Tennessee newspaper The Tennessean that it could take weeks or months to process the evidence they already have surrounding the case. The FBI is reportedly working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to solve the case.
The explosion has been deemed an “intentional act” and over the weekend, the FBI attended the home of a possible person of interest in the case.
We’ll update you as investigators reveal more about this shocking case.