The reported and unreported facts about the Christmas Nashville bombing investigation raise troubling questions regarding the nature of the investigation, and even who is running it.
Already on Friday evening, December 25, the Nashville police chief reported two significant facts:
Nashville Police Chief John Drake said in a Friday night news conference that officers found tissue that could be human remains near the explosion that they were preparing to examine. He said police had not identified a suspect or motive.
Police arrived at the scene around 6 a.m. local time. They didn’t see any evidence of a shooting, officials said, but saw the RV and called in a bomb squad. A half-dozen officers went door to door telling residents to leave the area, even turning away a man walking his dog. They said the RV arrived on the street at 1:22 a.m. Friday.
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Kimberlee Kruesi, Michael Balsamo, and Eric Tucker, “US Officials: Suspect in Nashville Explosion Died in Blast; Nashville police urged nearby residents to get away as an ominous recording blared from a recreational vehicle. Suddenly the warning stopped, and Petula Clark’s 1964 hit “Downtown” started playing. Then the bomb went off” Courthouse News Service / Associated Press, December 27, 2020