Following the earth-shattering explosion on Christmas Day in Nashville, federal investigators are trying to make sense of 500 special tips and leads resulting from the Nashville bombing.

On Christmas Day in Nashville, terrorists used a motorhome and detonated a powerful car bomb. A white RV exploded at around 6:30 a.m. CT minutes after a computerized voice from a microphone warned bystanders that the vehicle would explode.

The ghastly Nashville bombing left at least three people injured, destroyed several properties on the block, set a number of other vehicles on fire and knocked out wireless service in most of the region. Human tissue was found at the scene but if was not clear if this was from a dead body.

In a news conference Saturday, law enforcement officials provided little new information. FBI Special Agent in Charge Douglas Korneski claimed that investigators were working the case on “several fronts.”


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“First, our investigative team is turning over every stone to make sure we know as many details as possible to answer the question of who is responsible for this, and also to understand why did they do this,” he said.

That effort involves the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit (BAU), located in Quantico, Virginia, along with the approximately 250 FBI personnel working on the scene partnered off with law enforcement partners.

“Secondly, our evidence response teams are committed to documenting and collecting all of the evidence to support the facts learned by the investigative team,” Korneski added.

Among the questions that federal investigators are trying to answer is whether the AT&T transmission building that sustained damage in the blast was the target of the explosion.

When asked Saturday, during a press conference, about whether the AT&T building was a target, Korneski had said, “We are looking at every possible motive.”

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