Bomb in Downtown Nashville Early Christmas Morning was “Intentional Act”

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities investigating an early morning explosion in Downtown Nashville now suspect the event was an intentional bombing.  The FBI and ATF are investigating the 6:30 a.m. explosion on 2nd Ave North linked to a vehicle.

Officers responded to shots fired call on 2nd Avenue at approximately 5:30 a.m. The department’s Hazardous Devices Unit was called to check the RV. As those officers were en route, the vehicle exploded outside an A-T-&-T transmission building. Multiple buildings on 2nd Avenue were damaged, some extensively.

“This appears to have been an intentional act,” Nashville police said today. “Law enforcement is closing downtown streets as investigation continues.”


Canine teams are doing protective sweeps in the downtown area. Traffic downtown is restricted.