Police: Explosion in Nashville may have been "intentional"

Updated: 9:35 a.m. Dec. 25, 2020

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Metro Nashville Police Department says authorities believe an explosion that rocked the downtown Nashville area early on Christmas Day was a deliberate act.

Police spokesman Don Aaron said the 6:30 a.m. explosion, which shattered glass and damaged buildings, was believed to be "an intentional act."

Aaron said three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, although none were in critical condition.

Police and fire crews were on the scene, as were investigators from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Published: 8:25 a.m. Dec. 25, 2020

NASHVILLE (AP) — News reports say emergency crews have responded to an explosion in downtown Nashville.

Black smoke and flames were seen billowing from the area. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.

Police and fire crews were on the scene.

The Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management told Nashville television station WKRN that a parked recreational vehicle exploded and damaged several buildings.

No injuries were immediately reported.

The station also quoted officials as saying the explosion did not seem suspicious.

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