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the Nashville suicide bomber will remain as one, regardless of a hypothetical terror motive.

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Just because he wanted a spectacle that could have resulted in mass casualties and even death doesn’t change the event. Race has little to do with it, yet. Motive still needs further investigation, despite the mass of CTs and disinformation. It seems more likely that the bomber did not die in the bombing as much as he may have killed himself before detonation. Even the economic nature of the event as an insurance coverage issue will be important.

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— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) December 28, 2020

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— Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv (@BandyXLee1) December 28, 2020

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— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) December 28, 2020

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— Guardian news (@guardiannews) December 28, 2020

Federal authorities are working to piece together the motive behind the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville that severely damaged dozens of downtown buildings and injured three people.

Officials on Sunday named Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, as the man behind the mysterious explosion in which he was killed, but the motive has remained elusive.

“We hope to get an answer. Sometimes, it’s just not possible,” David Rausch, the director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a Monday interview on NBC’s Today show. “The best way to find motive is to talk to the individual. We will not be able to do that in this case.”

In just a few days, hundreds of tips and leads have been submitted to law enforcement agencies. Yet thus far, officials have not provided information on what possibly drove Warner to set off the explosion. According to officials, he had not been on the radar before Christmas. A TBI records report released Monday showed that Warner’s only arrest was for a 1978 marijuana-related charge.

“It does appear that the intent was more destruction than death but again that’s all still speculation at this point as we continue in our investigation with all our partners,” Rausch added.

www.theguardian.com/…

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— WSMV News4 Nashville (@WSMV) December 28, 2020

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