Nashville Christmas bomber vowed world was ‘never going to forget’ him
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Nashville suicide bomber Anthony Quinn Warner vowed to a neighbor that the world was “never going to forget” him, it was revealed Monday.
Warner, 63, made the troubling remark less than a week before the Christmas morning bombing when asked by neighbor Rick Laude if Santa Claus was going to bring him something nice, according to The Associated Press.
“Oh, yeah, Nashville and the world is never going to forget me,” Warner said with a smile, Laude recalled Monday to the outlet.
Laude said that he didn’t think much of the comment and simply took it to be hinting at a financial windfall — until Warner was identified as the madman who blew up an RV in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, killing himself, wounding three others and causing widespread structural damage.
“Nothing about this guy raised any red flags,” Laude said. “He was just quiet.”
Investigators are reportedly probing whether Warner, a local IT expert, was motivated to target an AT&T building over fears of 5G cellular technology and his paranoid suspicions that it is killing people and being used to spy on Americans.
The blast significantly hampered cell service in Tennessee and across the south.
It was preceded by an audio recording from the RV urging locals to evacuate the area, suggesting to investigators that his motive was destruction, but not death.
Warner also reportedly may have believed that the suicidal attack would lead him to be revered as a “hero.”
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