DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. (THECOUNT) — The image below shows the RV which reportedly exploded at 6:30 a.m. CT Christmas Day in Nashville, Tennessee.
Authorities now believe the massive explosion in downtown Nashville area early on Christmas Day was a planned attack, according to multiple sources.
In a Christmas miracle, it is believed no one died in the large blast. Three people were transported to area hospitals for treatment, although none were in critical condition.
“Right now, it’s a public safety concern, to make sure everybody is accounted for and to make sure the spread of the fire doesn’t go any further,” Michael Knight, a spokesman for the ATF in Nashville, told The Associated Press.
Guests of nearby hotels were evacuated to Nissan Stadium after a “loud boom” rocked the Nashville area Christmas morning in Davidson County, Tennessee.
The Fire Department, the bomb squad and an active investigation by Metro police and federal agencies followed a massive explosion that may have emanated from a parked RV Friday morning near Nashville.
The explosion, which blow out windows, set vehicles on fire and mangled trees, was located near the Melting Pot on 166 2nd Avenue North in Nashville.
An explosion linked to a vehicle occurred at 6:30 this morning outside 166 2nd Ave N downtown. Investigation active by MNPD & federal partners.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 25, 2020
The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Davidson County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 626,681, making it the second-most populous county in Tennessee, after Shelby County. Its county seat is Nashville, the state capital – Wikipedia.