The RV itself seems to have been based mostly on a Ford truck. There have been no plates both seen within the photographs launched, or discovered within the particles. CCTV footage exhibits that the RV arrived on the scene at 1:22 AM Christmas, three hours earlier than the sounds of gunshots and bulletins started. There was no information of whether or not anybody was seen exiting the RV after it arrived. It’s unknown if the police have discovered VIN numbers or the rest that might assist in figuring out the RV.
The gunshot sounds got here in three bursts, a short while aside, and have been apparently designed to attract consideration. The voice coming from the RV was computerized, and will have been generated from a system onboard the RV slightly than being a recording. The kind of explosive used has not been made public, although it appears unlikely that it was ammonium nitrate, as within the Oklahoma Metropolis bombing. That bomb contained 13 massive barrels, every of which contained practically 5 hundred kilos of fabric. There may be some suspicion, based mostly on the scale of the fireball and warmth generated by the blast, that the Nashville bomber (or bombers) had entry to the form of excessive explosives supplies that can not be readily bought for mining, agriculture, and so on. However, it could have been the results of one thing extra generally accessible, fastidiously packaged and exploded.
Total, that is an incident of terrorism that on the floor displays a daunting quantity of planning. It was not just a few folks loading luggage of ammonium nitrate into the again of an RV and making use of a blasting cap. Every thing about this incident speaks to a degree of coordination that has generated intense hypothesis. And in contrast to the Oklahoma Metropolis bombing, the whole lot concerning the incident signifies the need to ship a violent message with out operating up a big physique rely … which is complicated, at greatest.
On Friday night, proper wing social media was full of rumors that tied the explosion to the whole lot from a supposed collection of coordinated mass taking pictures incidents throughout the nation, to Chinese language troops supposedly combating in Maine, to an AT&T facility investigating Dominion voting machines. All of which is pure fantasy. Nevertheless, simply because there all these “theories” are themselves lies based mostly on lies, that doesn’t imply that the bomber him, her, or themselves aren’t following some equally obscure perception. Hypothesis has additionally swirled across the account which uploaded the video beneath of the recording. The YouTube account comprises little details about the creator, and no different movies, making it the topic of quite a few unsubstantiated claims.
And naturally, the longer this incident goes unsolved, the extra concern is generated that it may occur once more.