Despite the F.B.I.’s claims to the contrary, law enforcement was warned about Anthony Q. Warner’s disturbing activities more than a year before he set off a bomb in downtown Nashville. The new information might shed light on the alleged bomber’s motive.
The Tennessean reported that “sixteen months before Anthony Quinn Warner’s RV exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, officers visited his home in Antioch after his girlfriend reported that he was making bombs in the vehicle.”
Shortly after the bombing, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation stated that Warner was “not on our radar” before the attack. However, a Metro Nashville Police Department report from August of last year shows that “local and federal authorities were aware of alleged threats he had made,” according to The Tennessean.
It does not appear that law enforcement took any action against Warner despite the warning. On Aug. 21, 2019, his girlfriend told Nashville police that he “was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence.” The officer then sent the information to the F.B.I.
Officers were called to Warner’s girlfriend’s home by her attorney. The Tennessean reported: “Police were called by the woman’s attorney, Raymond Throckmorton III, who was concerned about comments she had made. When they arrived, they found her sitting on the porch with two unloaded guns nearby.”
MNPD spokesman Don Aaron told the news outlet that “she related that the guns belonged to a ‘Tony Warner’ and that she did not want them in the house any longer.”
The woman told law enforcement about the comments Warner made regarding bombs. Throckmorton said that he “frequently talks about the military and bomb making.”
The attorney told the officers that Warner “knows what he is doing and is capable of making a bomb,” according to the report. During a Tuesday evening interview, the attorney explained that he urged police to investigate the woman’s allegations, stating that she feared for her safety.
From The Tennessean:
Police then went to Warner’s home, but he didn’t answer the door after they knocked several times.
Officers saw his RV behind the house, but the vehicle was fenced off and police were unable to see inside of it, the report said. While there, police noted that there were ‘several security cameras and wires attached to an alarm sign on the front door.’
The officers who responded to the call notified their supervisors and detectives about the incident. “They saw no evidence of a crime and had no authority to enter his home or fenced property,” Aaron said about their unsuccessful attempt to make contact with Warner.
Nashville police sent the report to the F.B.I. the next day so they could check their databases.
Aaron said, “the FBI reported back that they checked their holdings and found no records on Warner at all.”
The F.B.I. told The Tennessean that the police called Throckmorton during the week of Aug. 26, 2019. Aaron claimed that the attorney did not allow Warner to give consent to officers to search the RV.
Throckmorton contradicts this claim. He told the news outlet that “while he represented Warner in a civil matter several years ago, Warner was no longer a client of his in August 2019. He disputes that he told police they couldn’t search the RV.”
“I have no memory of that whatsoever,” Throckmorton said. “I didn’t represent him anymore. He wasn’t an active client. I’m not a criminal defense attorney.”
The attorney believes that the police could have done more to stop the bombing from happening. “Somebody, somewhere dropped the ball,” he said.
“At no time was there any evidence of a crime detected and no additional action was taken,” Aaron said. “No additional information about Warner came to the department’s or the FBI’s attention after August 2019.”
The investigation is ongoing and has revealed some facts about Warner. ABC News reported that he may have believed in various conspiracy theories including lizard people.
From ABC News:
The sources told ABC News that Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, may have been motivated, at least in part, by “paranoia over 5G technology,” but that they also found writings that contained ramblings about assorted conspiracy theories, including the idea of shape-shifting reptilian creatures that appear in human form and attempt world domination.
On Christmas Day, Warner blew up a city block in downtown Nashville by rigging his RV to explode. Before the explosion, witnesses reported hearing a voice on a speaker warning them of the impending detonation, which wounded three police officers. He was killed in the blast.
This case is shaping up to be rather bizarre, and as more information surfaces, it is likely to get even stranger. But the F.B.I.’s failure to run an actual investigation into Warner after his girlfriend warned them is disturbing. It is also worth noting that it will only be a matter of time before the activist media tries to figure out how to pretend Warner’s actions were somehow President Trump’s fault. In fact, it’s a bit of a surprise that they haven’t done so already, isn’t it?
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