Nashville blast expert weighs in, bombing ‘not a matter of the moment’


NASHVILLE, TENNEY. (WTVF) – As officials continue to investigate the explosion in Nashville City on Friday morning, experts told NewsChannel 5 that they believe the bomb went where it was not an accident.

There was so much planning that coordinating an explosion in this way would have to take place, and experts say with such coordination, you’re usually taking credit sooner than someone later. This was not the case here, as we still have responsibility for someone’s claim for the damage.

NewsChannel 5 spoke first with Alex Little, a former major national security prosecutor in our region. He usually says, in an explosion of this magnitude, the goal is to produce as much collateral damage as possible and that includes a major loss of life.

The fact that we had already heard a warning, Little believes, was far more sophisticated.

“This thing left around 6:30 Christmas morning. We have witnesses saying that there was no one there before nightfall, so this was something that was planned to happen that way in the morning. Then you have someone who tries to make a recording, to spend time and send this warning for 30 minutes before leaving to risk the bomb. So, it is not a matter of moment. It took a lot of planning, ”Little said.

Little also said, “If you’re going to make an attack and don’t take credit for it, the person you’re going to attack knows why you’re doing it.”

He says that behind-the-scenes investigators have to look at every possible motive behind it, including how it all relates to AT&T.

Little also mentioned that as an investigator, he would have a look at the surveillance video near us where we were R.V. Can hear the message from

The video was posted from a Twitter and YouTube account that was made today and has no prior posts.

Little says that you have to see if it was posted by someone involved in the bombing. NewsChannel 5 will bring more details as it becomes available, but Little says he is also keeping up to date.

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