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Do you know this RV? Police say used in Nashville explosion

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to hear from anyone who may have information regarding this Class C motorhome. They say it was used in the massive explosion in Nashville, Tennessee, Christmas morning.

Around 5:30 a.m., local time, emergency dispatchers received calls regarding shots fired in the downtown area. Responding officers found a “suspicious” RV. The rig subsequently began broadcasting an audio warning about an impending explosion, advising anyone who could hear the message to evacuate immediately. A 15-minute countdown began, which ended when the RV exploded. At least three people were injured and the blast created extensive damage to buildings in the area. A later police report stated that what may be human remains were found, but they have not confirmed any fatalities.

The FBI is seeking tips on the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 800-CALL-FBI.

We’ll update this story tomorrow, and as warranted.

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Montgomery Bonner
2 years ago

One report is the ATT communications center which was damaged/destroyed was an NSA Data Center. If that is true, then the person’s responsible better find a deep dark hole and stay in it, because if they catch them, it’s to Gitmo for them prior to trial. That is if a trial is ever held.

Ralph K
2 years ago

Looks like a Coachman. IMO

Cheryl Bacon
2 years ago

The video of the RV parked on the street, with the warning blaring and the subsequent blast was very eerie. The RV was parked by the ATT building and many are without service. The 2nd street alley is home to a lot of homeless people also.

Cheryl Bacon
2 years ago
Reply to  Cheryl Bacon

They are now talking to someone of interest. So some questions might be answered. I imagine they know a lot more than we will ever hear about.

Edmund Rapin
2 years ago

Hope this doesn’t mean our MHs are going to be subjected to searches.

Cheryl Bacon
2 years ago
Reply to  Edmund Rapin

Unless you are street surfing or parked illegally there really isn’t a reason. Besides they have the right to search our RV’s anytime they feel it is justified. RV’s are vehicles, not homes.

Cam
2 years ago
Reply to  Cheryl Bacon

No they have no right to search without cause…they still need a warrant unless you are already being charged with something related before the search. i.e. erratic driving and and the smell of grass…and a drug dog alerts on your passenger side door. Another reason is if evidence is in plain sight. The same applies to cars.

DW/ND
2 years ago

Is this perhaps one of the stolen Rv’s? No license plates. Go thru your campground pictures – maybe someone can recognize the trim, make etc. As my wife and I were discussing this yesterday – we pondered that someone on Rv Travel would be able to ID this unit. Be safe, be alert!. Tell someone!

RHennick
2 years ago
Reply to  DW/ND

It’s been in his backyard and driveway since May of last year at least, from Google Maps/Earth. 115 Bakertown Road, Antioch TN.

(There was a pic with the story in the Guardian this morning showing the nearby intersection; the rest was easy.)

Donald Schneider
2 years ago

Can anyone give more information on this RV- Make, Model, Year, License tag etc?

Sheri Murphy
2 years ago

I was wondering the same thing. Someone out there knows what kind of RV this was. It looks like a luxurious one. I imagine the FBI and ATF already know and are checking with the manufacturer and locating the seller; and subsequently the buyer.

BLM
2 years ago
Reply to  Sheri Murphy

It looks like an older RV to me. Doesn’t have the modern decal designs

nicholas osorio
2 years ago
Reply to  BLM

It is a 1997 or 1998 Four Winds (nowadays part of Thor) Chateau supplied off a Ford E-Series chassis

Dry Creek
2 years ago

Looks to be an early 2000-ish Chateau Citation. Now owned by Thor.

Very popular Class C for the era.

The conjecture is that they may have identified the owner. He had “gifted” his residence to another person back in November. Had two small, aged dogs. Quiet, but friendly guy according to the neighbors.

Donald N Wright
2 years ago

There was a government office inside the building that may of been the target. After Oklahoma city, perhaps we should of put all government agencies inside military bases.

Ron T.
2 years ago

That wouldn’t help much because then we’d have to give everyone access to military bases to take care of their government business. We also know there are anti-government folks in the military. Not many perhaps, but enough to be a problem. No clear answer on that one.

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