A vehicle exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning in what police described as an "intentional act", and fire officials reported taking three people to hospital but none of them critically injured.
“The explosion was significant, as you can see … the police department, its federal partners - the FBI and ATF - are conducting a large-scale investigation to this point," said Don Aaron, Nashville police spokesperson. "We do believe that the explosion was an intentional act."
Authorities were on their way to the scene of a report of a suspicious vehicle when the explosion occurred about 6:30 a.m. Nashville, the capital of the US state of Tennessee, is also the US capital of country music.
#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